"Merry Christmas!" (2017)
Music, beautiful decorations, cozy conversation, and good cheer!
Featuring the Marble Collegiate Church Choir of NYC, local artists, videographer Dave Clarke, and more!
Read reviews by viewers and caregivers
User comments were recorded at a series of focus groups, conducted in 2013-2014. The pilot episode ("Our Time Together") was shown to small groups of elders at three care facilities in Connecticut. Caregiver comments were recorded at focus groups, follow-up visits, and other meetings.
“I felt like somebody thought about how I felt.”[Irene,
age 82, nursing home]
“I liked everything! Wow, it was so beautiful!...Singing makes me happy!” [Stella, age 84, nursing home]
"...(V)ery well done. I'd like to see more!" [Ed, age 78, adult day facility]
"I believe these videos do wonders." [DS, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, nursing home/rehab community, 2018]
"Our Time Together" (2014)
The pilot episode. Sing-along songs, friendly guests, beautiful flowers, and more!
Comfort, encouragement, and love!
(Approx. 35 mins.)
"Goodnight, My Friends" (2015)
A half-hour of soothing, music, soft conversation,and candlelight.
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RESEARCH-BASED DESIGN. Consultations with recreation directors and caregivers, current research, and feedback from elders themselves lead us in crafting shows that are right for our audience in content and style.
"Happy Thanksgiving" (2013)
Religious content. Made for the House Church at Avon Health Center, Avon, CT.
A half-hour service with music, Bible readings, and a message about love and thanks.
(Approx. 30 mins.)
Host Pam keeps viewers company while they have a meal.
Songs, humor, conversation, a trip to the grocery store, and Daisy the Newfie Dog.
(Approx. 45 mins.)
Closed captioning available.
Cheerful, encouraging companionship
for our viewers and support for their caregivers
A friendly host, engaging guests, a variety of music, and beautiful nature videos.
+ Paced more sedately than regular TV shows to allow easier hearing and comprehension
+ Feature music familiar to our viewers
+ Can be viewed on DVD or via internet connection
+ Can be used in skilled nursing, assisted living, and other care communities, adult day centers, hospitals, and private homes
+Can be used individually or with groups of elders