The Nursing Home Card Project frequently arranges singing groups to visit nursing homes in NYC.
If you would like to join in singing, please sign up on this document, which lists arranged dates for singing groups and instructions to arrange your own.
You can also reach out to the Activities Director at your local nursing home to organize a singing group of your own. Visitors and music always brighten the days of our beloved nursing home residents! ♡
Here you can find information on NHCP’s upcoming events in NYC nursing homes:
Sunday, May 15
The Riverside Rehab
150 Riverside Drive between 87/88
– Please arrive at 2 p.m.
– We will sing on the units 2:30-4 p.m.
– There are 14 floors, 460 residents
Uplift the lives of Nursing Home residents IN PERSON by bringing singing to nursing homes! This is VERY important and healing for residents. To hear song is to transcend the pain of the body and the erosion of the mind. Have you seen these two videos? They will show you the importance and power of song:
How to do it? Contact your local nursing home and ask to speak to the activities director. Tell him/her you would like to set up a singing group (It can be 2 people or more!) to come once a week or once a month or twice a month to bring songs to the residents. You will have to wear masks to make sure you are safe for this at-risk population and they will probably have you sing in a dining room or activities room. If you do this, make sure you please KEEP THE COMMITMENT. These residents will look forward to your visits more than you will know.
Watch the latest news below featuring NHCP founder, Rachel Bennett, spreading holiday cheer to seniors by caroling.
Check out first hand in these videos below the smiles that singing brings to the elderly. It also brings a great sense of gratitude by helping those that may not have the means to the wonderful aspects of music and singing.