Meet Lynn Kearney!
It’s with tremendous gratitude that we welcome Loryn Ray, whose beautiful voice will soon be heard enriching and enlivening our ElderReach video programs!
Loryn’s love for music is life-long. “I’ve been singing since before I could talk,” she tells us. Music scholarships, years of formal training, and experience in a vast range of styles—from classical choral music to blue grass bands and jazz to musical theater and light opera—have enriched her life and her voice. And now she is sharing those gifts with ElderReach!
Loryn’s “day job” is Director of Elderly Services at the Senior Center of Woodbury, CT. She is the dynamo at the heart of an active, creative senior program that is a treasured resource in the town.
After work, Loryn performs as a member of the Connecticut Choral Society and the Community Theatre at Woodbury, and serves on various arts projects. She’s also the loving mom of Abby, Ian and Andrew. And here’s a fun fact: Loryn met her husband Robert…in second grade!
Oh, about that black belt? Loryn started martial arts training at the age of 44 and is now a second-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.
And she’s learning to play the cello.
We don’t know how she finds time for it all, but we are so grateful that she finds another parcel of precious time and talent to share with ElderReach! Thank you, Loryn!
The Treble Choir
of Nonnewaug High School
Amy Perras, Director
ElderReach is tremendously grateful to be working with Lynne Kearney, a pianist, singer, choral director, and proud grandmother of Liam.
Lynne joined the “Our Time Together” project in 2015. You can see her warm smile and listen to her beautiful performances of lovely, soothing music in our most recent video, entitled “Goodnight, My Friends.”
Lynne and her husband, retired attorney Jack Kearney, are long-time residents of Woodbury, Connecticut. They are known and appreciated in town and beyond for their many civic activities on behalf of the arts.
When Lynne retired as music teacher and choral director for the Woodbury-Bethlehem school system, she just got busier! She continues to serve the Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation (of which she is a founding member), coordinates the “Friends of the Woodbury Senior/Community Center Music Concert Series,” and serves as Music Director for the Community Theatre at Woodbury.
Lynne’s talent and energy are in demand, but we hope to enlist her in upcoming videos. She loves making music with all ages—from her toddler grandson to folks in their 90’s! And we love having her music at the heart of our program!
Elder Services Professional….
Meet Loryn Ray!