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#507559 - 02/09/23 03:55 PM Must Watch Music Video
hammer Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2397
Loc: Texas
I seldom post music on forums anymore but this is to good to not
post. I currently play 10-15 gigs a month at senior venues. This is a
video of a gig at a memory care place. My reason for posting this is to
show how awesome the staff is at keeping the residents involved.
This is the best staff involvement I have seen in 17 years of playing at
these places. It is 9 minutes long but watch it all.

Deane

https://youtu.be/I48mSi0OTTs


Edited by hammer (02/10/23 02:23 AM)

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#507565 - 02/10/23 08:30 AM Re: Must Watch Music Video [Re: hammer]
hammer Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2397
Loc: Texas
Someone asked why I was wearing an eye patch.

My eye- Last November I had a Retina detachment.
December 20th it detached a 2nd time. They
Put an oil bubble in my eye. 3 weeks ago they
Told me the retina just was not re-attaching and
It looks like I have lost vision in my right eye. The
Oil bubble will stay in the eye which causes
Very blurry vision so I wear an eye patch to
Avoid messing up vision in my left eye.

Deane

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#507566 - 02/10/23 08:41 AM Re: Must Watch Music Video [Re: hammer]
travlin'easy Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 15566
Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
Deane, like you I have witnessed great involvement with staff members at memory care facilities, and the staff at these facilities deserve a medal the size of a frying pan. Many have worked there for more than a decade and some even had relatives at the same facility where they worked.

Also, like you, I have lost a lot of my vision over the past few months, however, mine is from dry macular degeneration, of which there is no treatment or cure. I am slowly going blind and just hoping that I can make it another year before totally losing my eyesight. I will be seeing the eye doc in the next week to determine if there is a way to slow the process of the disease. (fingers crossed!)

Good to see you are still working, old friend,

Gary cool
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#507567 - 02/10/23 12:02 PM Re: Must Watch Music Video [Re: hammer]
hammer Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2397
Loc: Texas
Hi Gary,
Good to hear from you. Of course I wish you all the good fortune possible with your eye issue. It certainly changes just about everything in your life. I have not driven since
Nov. 11, 2022 and have no idea if I ever will again.

My music gigs keep me going and provide a wonderful way to not give in to daily problems. Anyway, good luck Gary and keep us updated.

Deane

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#507586 - 02/13/23 08:29 AM Re: Must Watch Music Video [Re: hammer]
montunoman Offline
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Registered: 10/20/09
Posts: 3209
Loc: Dallas, Texas
That’s awesome Deane, and I’m glad to hear you’re still out there performing.
It’s also nice to see the staff getting involved too! When I used to play in nursing homes, sometimes the staff would take off when I performed and leave me alone with the residents. Probably they went off to their offices to take a nap or get high! One of the AD got fired for going into residents rooms to steal things. I saw some horrible things in those places, and sorry to cast any darkness on your thread. It looks like you found a good place to perform at, glad you can spread some joy through you’re music. Those folks deserve and need it!
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