Waveny Showcases the Talents of Local Musicians
Posted on July 30, 2018
Waveny LifeCare Network recently showcased a wide swath of musical talent, with live performances by its very own residents, families and volunteers on “Main Street” at The Village. The nonprofit organization’s “Summer Showcase” featured performances by 14 talented artists, ranging from children to teens and adults. Resident Council president and Showcase executive director, Gerry Roberts remarked, “That’s entertainment!”
Roberts originally conceived the idea to bring attention to the many musicians who entertain regularly at Waveny, most of whom are Waveny volunteers. “Waveny is fortunate to have gifted artists from New Canaan and the surrounding communities come to share their musical talents so willingly,” said Roberts. “I felt it was time to bring them into the limelight.”
The piano, violin and voice performances comprised an hour of live music, and included an original score by pianist Caroline Lui called “Enceladus.”
“Waveny is a special place, and Gerry wanted the wider community to experience the musical talents that entertain Waveny residents, whether during teatime or during programs.” said Jean Gleeson, Waveny’s Director of Therapeutic Recreation. “Along with the talent of our performers, his enthusiasm and the collaboration between our various departments helped to make the Showcase an outstanding event.”
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a nonprofit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and short-term respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.