OSWEGO – “The Magic of Music,” this year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week celebrations never sounded so good to the residents at St. Francis Commons in Oswego.
A performance by The Oswego County New Horizons Band and Chorus was one of the featured events reflecting the integral role that music plays in assisted living residences every day.
The transformational effect of music continues as individual’s age and can provide joy, comfort and in some cases, memories long ago experienced.
“As Oswego County’s first and only licensed Assisted Living Program residence, we here at St. Francis Commons are excited to be celebrating our very first National Assisted Living Week,” said Peg LiVoti, director of activities. “We have a number of performances and special events for our residents, reflecting both ‘magic’ and ‘music’; including appearances by Elvis (impersonator Tom Gilbo), a performance by the Bishop’s Commons “Ding-A-Ling” Bell Choir, “Jeff the Magician,” and local favorite Phil Markert. It promises to be a special week for everyone.”
About the Oswego County New Horizons Band and Chorus: The OCNHB&C draws members from across Oswego County and several from neighboring Cayuga and Onondaga counties. Instrumentalists are seniors 50 years of age or older. Some members have performed throughout their lives, but most were musicians in their youth who put their musical pursuits aside to work and raise families. Others have taken up an instrument for the first time or an instrument new to them.
St. Francis Commons is a part of The St. Luke Family of Caring; an affiliation of community-based, not-for-profit healthcare providers serving the greater-Oswego County area.
Affiliates include St. Luke Health Services, Bishop’s Commons Enriched Living Residence and St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego, and Michaud Residential Health Services in neighboring Fulton.
Together we provide care and services to more than 400 people, and together we employ more than 500 in our community.