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CNN December 2017 Watch a December 2017 CNN news feature that Vance calls "Nursing Homes the American Succss Story"

Singing for Seniors video playlist Singing for Seniors video playlist

Young At Heart Watch this video and see why "You can't be sad when you're singing."

Eras Mi Vida is an unreleased song Vance wrote for the Spanish speaking residents of the nursing homes where he sings. This is a clip from an impromptu performance of the song during an interview on WUSB 90.1 Stonybrook, NY. For the story behind this song and a clip from the interview read "Inspiration for a Song."

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Singing for seniors
I sing for seniors with various levels of memory challenges in nursing home and, assisted living communities. Music brings light and joy into the lives of many of these special people who are otherwise withdrawn.

Huntington Adult Day Care, Huntington, NY
They may not know family members or remember what they did just minutes before, but when the music begins they smile, come alive and start singing along. They never forget the music!
"Vance you are such a blessing to our nursing home and to me! Every time you come and sing you light up the place with your talent and passion! I cant wait for your next visit."
- Lea Marie
Huntington Adult Day Care, Huntington, NY

Reasons for music
Music is a way to share memories and celebrate life ... something special on the calendar for those in care programs and facilities. Research shows that music helps improve communication, induces relaxation and calms those who are anxious.

Sometimes I sing at scheduled entertainment events and other times I simply stroll the halls and visit those who are in need.

When residents are restless, the music soothes them, helps them get to sleep. I have comforted more than one dear nursing home friend with music as they were taking the final breaths of life.
"Vance, the memories are numerous and they are ALL GOOD!! Our residents always look forward to seeing you. "
- Tracy J
Harbor House Assisted Living, Oyster Bay, NY

About the music
Popular songs that I sing with seniors include classic sing-alongs, Broadway showtunes, patriotic and spiritual songs, and even rock and roll.

Music they enjoy doesn't have to be nostalgic. Tunes with percussive sounds and quick tempos can lead to anything from toe tapping to spontaneous dancing. Some of the senior music favorites are surprising.

Words from Vance
Excerpt 1 from December 16, 2010 WUSB 90.1 FM interview
Excerpt 2 from December 16, 2010 WUSB 90.1 FM interview

A sample of facilities in the Long Island/NYC area where I sing are listed below:

Apex Rehabilihttp://apexrehabcare.com/tation & Healthcare
The Bristal Assisted Living
Carillon Nursing and Rehabilittion Center
East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Harbor House Assised Living
Huntington Adult Day Care
Huntington Hills Center for Health & Rehabilitation

Meadowbrook Care Center
Mid Island Y JCC
Nassau Extended Care
Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center

Oyster Bay Manor
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Sands Point Center for Health and Rehabilitation
Smithtown Center for Rehabilitation
St Catherine of Sienna Nursing Home
St. James Plaza Nursing Facility

"There was such a positive response from the patients, visitors, physicians and staff. Mr. Brescia was able to help uplift the spirits of everyone in such a memorable way. "
- Heather Reynolds
Director of Public and External Affairs St. Catherine of Siena


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