NAAP and Sage Stream pilot innovative program delivery network
Jul 27, 2021
For two weeks at the end of June, the members of the National Association of Activity Professionals were treated to two weeks of free programming by Sage Stream, an innovative and new senior entertainment...
A pitch perfect performance
Dec 15, 2015
In my high school’s theater department, the Wednesday night before a show officially opened was always reserved for a very special occasion: Senior Night. The audience, filled with people’s...
Music a vital element in enhancing resident experience
Jul 22, 2013
Live entertainment can add to resident care and should be considered a priority. Running an effective entertainment program requires knowledge of the basics.
Catching the wave: It’s becoming easier to get a professional band at your nursing home
James M. Berklan
May 22, 2013
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...
A band for every nursing home
Jul 19, 2012
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...