Pay It Forward

Paying it forward

Paying it forward

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'Tis the season to be giving. My cousin shared with me recently that she had her coffee paid for twice in the past week when going through the drive-thru at a Starbucks. I feel that we could all pay it forward in non-monetary ways to our fellow co-workers and residents.

Catching the wave: It's becoming easier to get a professional band at your nursing home

Catching the wave: It's becoming easier to get a professional band at your nursing home

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Less than a year ago, Gary Gamponia and his benevolent bandmates broke onto the national scene with a McKnight's blog entry about the way they play concerts at nursing homes for free. Boy, is it time for an update.

A band for every nursing home

A band for every nursing home

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Nursing home residents — especially long-term residents — deserve to have the best entertainment that money can buy. Gary Gamponia, the director of the Los Angeles-based Pay It Forward jazz band, has started to make it happen — for free. Next stop: Every major city in America.

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