Friday morning a choral group from ULM Monroe came to The Red River Council on Aging to entertain the clients in adult daycare. They sang and led a sing along of many standards. Favorites were Blue Moon, Yes, We Have No Bananas, And What The World Needs Now Is Love.
All those attending sang along, performed the motions to songs like I’ve Been Working on the Railroad and Let Me Call you Sweetheart.
Several songs involved stretching and reaching motions for the clients to do some exercising. Involved reaching high and stretching wide.
Mark Clark is a professor at the University of Louisiana Monroe and he is the leader of the musical group. Assisting him was Pianist Richard Seiler and 4 students from the music department.
Clark told the Journal that they have done 18 similar events at Councils of Aging across the state. He said, “We are funded by a grant from the National Endowment For The Arts. I Hope to get another grant to do a similar program series next year.”