At long last, I'm delighted to put these gospel songs and spirituals into the world. Such joy! Thank you again to vocalists Cheryl Jackson and Curtis Reed, and pianist/vocalist extraordinaire Dr. Michael Williams, the fabulous musicians who lent their time, talent, and passion to making these sing-along songs a reality for elders with dementia and … Continue reading New free music downloads: Gospel songs and Spirituals!
The Lenten Season may be the most revered of all Christian seasons -- and it officially starts next week on Wednesday, March 6, Ash Wednesday. (What happened to February??) Good news for those of you leading worship services for elders in your care: I've just updated all of the Lent, Passion Week, and Easter materials … Continue reading Ash Wednesday, Lent, & Easter services–plus hymnals
A friend emailed me this week and said that she was having trouble downloading the free hymn files. "I tried to download just one song but when I click on it once it opens and plays," she wrote. "I don't see the 3 vertical dots to download it. I'm not super technical so maybe I'm … Continue reading Trouble downloading hymns?
Hello friends! Now that I have the Hymns for Alzheimer's online, I'm busy updating ALL of the Worship Services currently on the site ... and even adding some new ones. I started to go alphabetically but then realized I should update them by the calendar (duh). So if you've downloaded one of these services lately, … Continue reading Updated worship services
Cue the fireworks! I am thrilled to announce that Phase 1 of the Hymns for Alzheimer's project is DONE! Go straight to the downloads on this page. Simply click on a song title, then click the three vertical dots to download that song file. Transfer each song file to a library in iTunes. Then you … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: DONE!!!
Whew. I am learning a lot about patience with this project! When I first starting making this Hymns for Alzheimer's dream a reality, I was sure I could complete it in just a few months -- five, tops. But here we are, a full nine months after my first blog that elicited feedback for the … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: patience is a virtue …
Just a quick update on the Hymns for Alzheimer's project. It feels like a flower getting ready to bloom (hence the marigold image)! I'm thrilled to report: 60 hymns are now recorded and in the sound editing and mixing stage. I'm hoping to get them uploaded here in November -- woo hoo! I'm working to … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s project: getting close!
My latest update posted on GoFundMe: WOW! This fundraiser just surpassed my $4,000 goal! I am so, so grateful and amazed. Thank you everyone, from the bottom of my heart. I just finished two eldercare services today [Friday, Aug 10] and as usual, I saw how much these songs and spiritual care mean to these … Continue reading Amazed and grateful: hymns for Alzheimer’s
Woo hoo! We had a great recording session on July 20 and now have 50 songs recorded. My next task is to go through them one by one to listen for edits (I'm going to ask some musical experts for help with this -- I figure more ears are better than two). After that I'll … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: Session 3 done!
I am so touched by the generosity and encouragement of so many of you for the Hymns for Alzheimer's project! After only three weeks, the GoFundMe fundraiser is more than halfway to my goal. Thank you, thank you! If you'd still like to contribute something, please know that ANY amount is helpful and deeply appreciated. Find … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s recordings: update and samples