Our Goal: At Send in the Music, we aim to help interested musicians develop and use their musical talents to spread comfort and cheer to those in need. Developing one's talents and then using those skills to help others are among the best ways to counteract loneliness, foster relationships, and stimulate mental alertness in the aging.
Helping benefits the helper as much as it benefits those who are helped.
In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, many of our Visiting Musicians, as well as musician volunteers across the country, have lost access to the facilities where they ministered to others. Being in vulnerable age groups, many of our musicians are no longer meeting or socializing.
As a result, our own goals have shifted to include
alleviating the social isolation of our fellow musicians as they shelter in place to stay safe.
Our main activity at this time is sponsoring a weekly Digital Jam on the Zoom platform to help our musicians continue to feel connected on a consistent basis.
Pat Clark, PsyD
Lowell Moore, MA