ElderAudience is the place for Activities Directors at senior living facilities in Oregon and SW Washington to locate a wide range of entertainment, outings and other activities to meet the needs of their residents.

ElderAudience ALSO helps seniors and their families find great entertainment for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays and reunions!

ElderAudience is not a booking agency – We invite you to BROWSE THE CATEGORIES AT RIGHT (beneath the Picture Ads) or use the Search function to locate entertainment and activities. *Click on any listing to see more information.* When you find listed performers or activities you’d like to know more about, you are free to contact them directly and make whatever arrangements work best for you. Check back often, as we are adding more talent and other offerings all the time!

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ElderAudience was inspired by the need for one central place in the Portland, Oregon area for senior living facilities to find the myriad talented people and exciting places available to serve a senior audience.

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"Thank you Pam! It has been a really good year for us and thanks to ElderAudience and you for giving us so many opportunities. " Robert R., listed musician

Latest News

**7-3-15–Just received a wonderful testimonial for the recently listed MISS BEHAVINS’ from Patti L., who wrote: “I would like to express how delighted it was to watch the trio singing group “The Miss Behavin’s” perform at my father in-law’s ninety ninth Birthday Party. All three ladies voices and expressive performance is creative 40’s entertainment for all ages. Watching the audience faces resonate to the music of their era was exciting to see. We will definitely invite them back to perform at other events in the future. I recommended the Miss Behavin’s to perform their special gift of music to any crowd.” FOR NOW, this group is happy to perform for a DONATION (no set charge). Learn more about MISS BEHAVINS’ http://www.elderaudience.com/missbehavins-vocal-trio/

**7-3-15–Make sure to take advantage of SAVINGS for GROUPS to see the some of the best theatre in town! PORTLAND CENTER STAGE offers GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE 20% OFF the price of adult tickets for any PCS performance; Save 30% if you book by August 31! Every 11th ticket is FREE (applied to the lowest priced ticket in your order). No fees! FREE bonus tickets for group leaders when you book 2+ shows. Learn more at http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-center-stage-gerding-theater-at-the-armory/

**7-3-15–Announcing a LIVE WEBINAR on “Marijuana Legalization and Long Term Care in Oregon–Policies and Procedures for Resident Rights and Safety” hosted by OHCA on FRIDAY, JULY 10 from 1-2:30pm. Learn about possible implications for long term care facilities in Oregon,strategies to enforce resident drug and alcohol policies, and how federal law enforcement will effect Oregon and federally funded facilities. 1 CEU credit. $39/Members and $79/Non-Members. REGISTER: http://www.ohca.com/events-education/calendar/?ill_calendar_event_id=6086&ct=t(Event_Marketing_Marijuana_Webinar_July6_17_2015)

**7-3-15–The Musical Duo, THE MELLOW TONES (Kitty Collins and Luke Moore) have added a new picture as well as several musical samples at their ElderAudience listing. Hear songs made famous by Perry Como, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and others. Years ago, Kitty sang with a big band out of San Francisco with Mel Torme. In addition to vocals, she plays keyboard, and they bring with them pre-recorded big band music. Invite them to perform:
http://www.elderaudience.com/the-mellow-tones-singing-duo/

**7-3-15–FREE Community Concert: “Under the Influence” explores the malleability of contemporary classical music, with the Akropolis Reed Quintet. WHEN: Friday, July 24 at 7pm WHERE: Mt Hood Community College, Visual Arts Theatre, 26000 SE Stark St in Gresham. Program will include works by GERSHWIN, DEBUSSY, and others. http://www.akropolisquintet.com/

**7-3-15–Attend a FREE Open Rehearsal! Get a behind-the-scenes look as Chamber Music Northwest musicians put the finishing touches on Brahms’ Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 for Clarinet and String Quartet. Open rehearsals last about one hour. An informal Q & A will finish each rehearsal. When: FRIDAY, JULY 17 at 10am. Where: Reed College Kaul Auditorium,  3203 SE Woodstock Blvd in Portland.

**7-3-15–No more excuses! Personal Trainer BELINDA BALOGH brings her fitness programs TO YOUR DOOR! She specializes in exercise for mature bodies, of any age. BALANCE ENHANCEMENT, STRENGTH TRAINING, FALL PREVENTION, FLEXIBILITY IMPROVEMENT, PAIN REDUCTION, CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, and more–even for those with Hip/Knee/Shoulder replacements. She works with INDIVIDUALS and SMALL GROUPS, traveling between PORTLAND and WILSONVILLE. Give her a try! http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitnesssolutions-belinda-balogh/

**7-3-15-–Repeating news of this NEW LISTING, for your SPECIAL OCCASIONS or MARKETING EVENTS…Ice Artist James Stugart presents ICEovation: ICE SCULPTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS! James creates Custom Ice Sculptures with a chainsaw or chipped with a chisel–he’ll replicate from a photo, drawing, or concept of what you are envisioning for that perfect ice sculpture to fit your special occasion. Beautiful and distinctive! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/iceovation-ice-sculptures/

**7-3-15–Has LYNN ROSS entertained you? She is a JAZZ Vocalist, a longtime professional whose music spans the 30’s to the 70’s–tunes from the Great American Songbook as well as Pop songs, all accompanied by digital music tracks–perfect for dining, listening and/or dancing! LYNN has a HUGE repertoire–be sure to see some of the titles at her listing, and take a moment to listen to to the samples she has at her own website. She is has a terrific voice and gets wonderful reviews. **NO CHARGE! LYNN does gratefully accept donations, especially if she needs to travel far.  **Her availability right now is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day, or evenings at 7pm on other days. Read about LYNN ROSS: http://www.elderaudience.com/jazz-vocals-with-lynn-ross/

**7-3-15–Mark your calendars for a FREE DAY at the World Forestry Center’s DISCOVERY MUSEUM on SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 from 10 am-4pm! More info at http://www.worldforestry.org

**7-3-15–Enjoy all the great fair traditions at this year’s MARION COUNTY FAIR in Salem, JULY 9-12, at Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 NE 17th st. in Salem. Senior admission is $5. See   http://www.co.marion.or.us/CS/Fair/ for details.

**6-24-15–Bring in some Dixieland Jazz to get your toes tapping–the SUNSET TRAFFIC JAM JAZZ BAND http://www.elderaudience.com/sunset-traffic-jam-jazz-band/

**6-24-15–THE STONECLIFF INN in Oregon City was recently praised by a senior customer, Benson M., who wrote: “I’d recommend this restaurant for those celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or simply wanting to have a very fine meal out in a pretty environment.” THE STONECLIFF is in a beautiful setting and offers a Northwest inspired menu. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-stone-cliff-inn-oregon-city/

**6-24-15–PABLO GRABIEL is a former activities director who offers MEMORY-stimulating music activities at senior facilities–he’ll customize his music for any themed programs or special events. Typical programs include “Name that Tune”, “Tour of Composers” to “Tour of the Decades”, “Gershwin”, ”Cole Porter”, as well as all holidays and seasonal programs. PABLO GRABIEL is Portland-based but TRAVELS widely! Read more about him and be sure to check out his music samples:
http://www.elderaudience.com/pablo-grabiel/

**6-24-15–KEIKO MATSUO plays the LEVER HARP, also known as the Celtic Harp. Think of her when you’d like some soothing mealtime music or pleasant background music for other events! She has a broad repertoire that includes Classical, Celtic, Jazz, and even pops. Originally from Japan, Keiko has a music degree from the US, and for years she has played harp as a volunteer at Providence Hospital. KEIKO also plays for HOLIDAYS–plus, she can team up with a FLUTIST. She TRAVELS too!
http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-matsuo-lever-harp/

**6-24-15–Reminds me of the tongue twister…PICKLED PEPPERS KITCHEN BAND is a group of 5 professional women who sing and play guitar, banjo, ukulele, washboard, washtub and percussions. They entertain with Folk and Country music, including songs by Pete Seeger, John Denver, Tom Paxton and others. Be sure to click on their music samples at their listing, read the recent terrific review, and then contact them for a program. **They are mainly available Friday evenings and Weekends.
http://www.elderaudience.com/pickled-peppers-kitchen-band/

**6-24-15–Passing along this terrific review for JAMES HIPSHER and his “SPOKEN WORD BY ROTE” programs…Megan C. from Canfield Place in Beaverton wrote: “He …brought so much life and energy into his poems and story. When the residents heard he was coming, they were so excited to come hear him because of their past experiences with him. They had so much fun and asked for more! We can’t wait to get him back!”  Invite JAMES HIPSHER to present for you. http://www.elderaudience.com/james-hipsher-poetry/

**6-24-15–For an interesting outing…head to Salem’s WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER for a Heritage Celebration, “History Was Here: The Home Front in WWII” on SAT JULY 11 from 10am to 4pm. The event will include Special displays and music. Senior admission $6 and all veterans $4. Or, visit another time. GUIDED TOURS available by arrangement. More info at http://www.willametteheritage.org (503)585-7015 http://www.elderaudience.com/willamette-heritage-center/

**6-23-15–Has CHERYLL SIMMERMAN brought her program to you? She sings (such a pretty voice) Oldies and favorite Singalong tunes, Plays Flute, and has a Karaoke machine she can bring with her! She gets marvelous reviews, too. Be sure to listen to the sample at her listing. http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/

**6-23-15–This just in! Danyle at Brookdale Oswego Springs in Portland is raving about Activity Director Tami Ingram‘s visits with her newly listed THUMPER THERAPY bunnies.  She wrote: “Tami and her bunnies were such a delight to have to my community. We were fortunate to see them do the agility course. She brought them around and let people hold them and pet them. I have also had her at my community to just do teaching and showing the bunnies. They are such fascinating and cute creatures. They are so adorable and brought so much happiness to my residents.” Read more about THUMPER THERAPY: http://www.elderaudience.com/thumper-therapy-bunny-rabbits/

**6-23-15–Get those creative juices flowing, by having IRILLA SWANSON lead an art class! She offers  “WATERCOLOR PAINTING, FUN & EASY” in Portland/Vancouver areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville. She wants you to know that she makes the classes FUN, RELAXING, and ENERGIZING, and that they are for ALL levels of painters. Learn more about IRILLA SWANSON: http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/ 

**6-23-15–THE WESTERNAIRES, a Womens Line Dancing Troupe, want you to know that they have dates available this summer and into the fall for them to bring their program to your facility. Get a taste of *Western*, *Cha Cha*, *Roaring Twenties*, *Conga*, *Waltz* dancing plus *humor*! Read about THE WESTERNAIRES http://www.elderaudience.com/westernaires/

**6-23-15–CELTIC TRILL is a HIGHLY PRAISED Flute and Harp Duo that travels to senior facilities throughout the Portland/Vancouver area as well as Newberg, Mt Angel, and Troutdale.  Listen to this great music sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIkyDZu4VJs&sns=em Invite CELTIC TRILL to play for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/celtic-trill-flute-and-harp-duo/

**6-23-15–FREE NOONTIME ENTERTAINMENT! This summer, head to downtown Portland for some fun “brown bag” performances. Location is SW Main Street between SW Broadway and SW Park Avenue. Coming up: WED JULY 8 hear KATE AND STEVE FOLK MUSIC; WED JULY 15 see UNIT SOUZOU (Taiko Drumming); WED JULY 22 watch PENDULUM AERIAL ARTISTRY. More info at http://www.elderaudience.com/portland5-noontime-showcase/ 

**6-23-15–REMINDER to visit PHILIP FOSTER FARM, a National Historic Site on the Oregon Trail, in Estacada! TAKE A TOUR (by appointment); visit on your own; OR, plan to attend one of their fun events such as “Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party” SAT JULY 18 from 1-4 or “Pioneer History Day” on SAT AUGUST 15 from 11-4. Read more about PHILIP FOSTER FARM: http://www.elderaudience.com/philip-foster-farm-national-historic-site/

**6-23-15–Have you eaten at The HIGHCLIFFE PUB and Eatery in Oregon City? In addition to serving delicious lunches and dinners (with marvelous desserts), they have a Happy Hour and ALSO a fun “Trivia Night” every Tuesday at 7pm! **PRINT OUT** HIGHCLIFFE’S ELDERAUDIENCE LISTING PAGE and present to your server for 15% off your meal! http://www.elderaudience.com/the-highcliffe-oregon-city/

**6-17-15–Do you or your colleagues want to receive updates about newly listed entertainers, or events in the community of interest to seniors? Sometimes I am able to pass along special discounts, offers of free tickets, and occasionally I hold contest for free entertainment by an ElderAudience listed performer. I try to send out my updates on a weekly basis. Just drop me a line at pam@elderaudience.com with your name and the name and address of your facility, and I’ll be glad to add you to my database!

**6-16-15–I have just updated PORTLAND CENTER STAGE‘s listing with their 2015-2016 season of shows! Productions include Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town”; the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin'”; Dickens’ “Great Expectations”; “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” and Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire”. **AND there’s a new “VIPGROUP” promo code for $10 off each adult ticket!! Plus, groups of 10+ seniors save more. **PORTLAND CENTER STAGE also has a TRAVELING ACTORS TROUPE that can bring their “All’s Fair in Love and Shakespeare” to senior facilities. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-center-stage-gerding-theater-at-the-armory/

**6-16-15–Take a listen to this wonderful sample from The UPTOWNERS, who call themselves the “GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK DUO” http://carrierambo.com/audio/CarrieBill_demo_mstrd.wav Vocalist CARRIE RAMBO sings favorite American popular tunes from the 1920’s through the 1960’s accompanied by JAZZ PIANO player BILL FRENCH. They have a HUGE repertoire of familiar songs–be sure to see the titles mentioned in their listing–many of them originated on the musical theater stage that became great jazz standards…music by the great Rogers & Hart, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald,Frank Sinatra, and swing-era favorites of the 1940s and more! The UPTOWNERS TRAVEL WIDELY and have flexible schedules. Read more
http://www.elderaudience.com/the-uptowners-your-great-americansongbook-duo/ 

**6-15-15–There is a STORY for every occasion. Invite one of the listed STORYTELLERS on ElderAudience to bring their funny, touching, dramatic tales to your facility or event! http://www.elderaudience.com/category/storytellers/

**6-15-15–CURTIS SMITH specializes in IRISH and FOLK music. He sings and plays guitar, with 60’s era songs from the Clancy Brothers and Peter, Paul & Mary, as well as contemporary Irish artists such as Celtic Thunder. He likes to perform “upbeat,rowdy songs that would typically be performed in an Irish pub”. He tells the “back story” of his music, as he aims to “recreate the energy of the Folk Revival Movement of the 1960’s Ireland and US.” Click on some of his samples here https://soundcloud.com/curtis-h-smith Book CURTIS SMITHhttp://www.elderaudience.com/curtis-smithirish-scottish-american-folk-tunes/

**6-15-15–“POP MUSIC HISTORIAN AND DJ” JIM PRITCHARD shares stories of celebrities and pop music from his days as a radio DJ. AND he can also be a DJ for your event, bringing you a vast amount of music “of yesteryear”. JIM has a booming voice and great sense of humor. Read the glowing testimonial in his listing, then contact him! He TRAVELS WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/jim-pritchard-pop-music-historian-and-dj/

**6-15-15–Vocalist GAIL RASMUSSEN was called “superb” by Caz T. from the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA’s AOA program. She continued “…Through her music we travelled across the world, and even to the moon and back! She is a talented singer with an ease and welcoming personality. I would highly recommend Gail to entertain at any facility!” GAIL RASMUSSEN has a repertoire of 75 songs! Invite her to sing some of them for you. http://www.elderaudience.com/gail-rasmussen/

**6-15-15–HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS is a 3 piece band (Clarinet, Tuba, and Accordion) that play Polkas, German, Irish, Italian and French music. They arrive in Full Costume to accompany their German “Oom-Pah” music. Some of the familiar tunes include Beer Barrel Polka, Edelweiss, and Happy Wanderer. Bandleader and Accordionist Lynn Haldeman frequently performs at der Rheinelander Restaurant. He is also available to play solo Accordion (“Lawrence Welk style”) with Singalongs. Read more about HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS! http://www.elderaudience.com/haldemans-oom-pah-boys/

**6-15-15–CERTIFIED LAUGHTER YOGA leader LAURA LOU PAPE-MCCARTHY brings a background in theatre and circus clowning to Laughter Yoga sessions, which cultivate playfulness and joy while increasing oxygen to the brain, and heightening body awareness. Invite her to get some laughter going with one of her programs, OR have her lead TAI CHI BASICS and CHAIR YOGA at your facility. LAURA LOU gets great reviews! http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/

**6-15-15–Listen to a sample from the CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA http://www.portlandbigband.com/repertoire.html  They are great for your parties and dances!  This is an 18-piece Big Band, which plays the best of Big-Band music from the 20’s to today, but can TAILOR THEIR BAND (size and instruments) to your needs and event. They have affordable rates, and they get positive reviews.  Learn more about CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA   http://www.elderaudience.com/carroll-raaum-swing-orchestra/

**6-15-15–Time for some magic?? BOB EATON is a MAGICIAN who combines COMEDY and LOTS OF AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION in his Stage and Strolling magic shows! He has more than 40 years experience. BOB is available in the Portland/Vancouver as well as the Mid-Willamette Valley areas. http://www.elderaudience.com/bob-eaton-magician/

**6-15-15—-Here’s a great sample of COWBOY music from musician DOM FRANCO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2edjTI450&feature=youtu.be Even though DOM plays Hawaiian Steel Guitar, he wants you to think of him for other types of music too–Cowboy and Country Western tunes, along with Hymns, contemporary Christian music (and yes, Hawaiian Luau’s)! Julie, Marketing Director at Gilman Park wrote: “…He was fabulous!” Read more about DOM FRANCO and invite him to perform.  http://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/

**6-15-15–Has KEIKO TWISS brought her program of KOTO music to you? The KOTO is  a traditional Japanese instrument that produces relaxing, soothing sounds. KEIKO plays a variety of music and shares information about this instrument and its history with listeners! Read about KEIKO TWISS: http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-twiss-on-koto/

**6-15-15-Want to add this note about the recently listed KAREN KURZAWA, a vocalist who calls her program “Songs My Mother Taught Me”. I’ve added a link to her website where you can learn more about her and listen to samples:  http://www.karenksings.com  At her listing, be sure to see some of the MANY titles of songs KAREN performs. She gets lovely reviews, and she is available to TRAVEL! http://www.elderaudience.com/karen-kurzawa-songs-my-mother-taught-me/ 

**6-15-15–Reminder to check out the recently listed BELLOWS & SQUAWK (!) — Duo that plays “Neglected Gems from The American Songbook”, with unique interpretations of old songs, plus Jazz, Swing and humor. “Despite their profound respect and reverence for song writers, they have sometimes been known to take liberties with a lyric…” BELLOWS & SQUAWK (Gerson Robboy and Betty Booher) SING, PLAY ACCORDION, SAXOPHONE and KAZOO! Invite them to entertain: http://www.elderaudience.com/bellows-squawk/

**6-15-15–Mark your calendars for FREE MUSIC IN THE PARK! The PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL STAGE BAND invites you to a FREE concert on SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 at 6pm, at Portland’s Laurelhurst Park, 3756 SE Oak st. ***ALSO, request the PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL STAGE BAND to play at YOUR facility. Hear the sounds of the Big Bands from the 40’s along with music from the 60’s, 70’s and more. This non-profit band gratefully accepts donations, but there is NO SET CHARGE. Check out their listing and be sure to listen to the music sample too: http://www.elderaudience.com/providence-hospital-stage-band/  

**6-15-15–WE HAVE BUNNIES!! I am delighted to share a new listing with you, for THUMPER THERAPY, visits by Activity Director Tami Ingram, with her Bunny Rabbits. In addition to her experience in senior living facilities, Tami has been a 4-H leader for the Happyrock Hoppers, a rabbit agility team that was invited to audition for the “America’s Got Talent!” program. She is knowledgable in all areas of rabbit care, behaviors and breed information. All of Tami‘s rabbits are friendly and able to be held. Invite Tami to bring THUMPER THERAPY to you–*Available FRIDAYS and possibly Saturdays. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/thumper-therapy-bunny-rabbits/

**6-8-15–When was the last time you had a program by NANCY DOWNIE? She gets terrific reviews, playing HAMMERED DULCIMER and NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTESHistorical and “old time” tunes, as well as more contemporary fare. NANCY offers anecdotes about the background and culture of her songs and details about her instruments. PLUS, she’ll teach a “mini-lesson” on the hammered dulcimer if you wish. NANCY DOWNIE is available TRAVEL. http://www.elderaudience.com/nancy-downie-certified-music-practitioner/ 

**6-8-15–EMMY HOROWITZ sings 60’s CLASSICS and JAZZ STANDARDS.  You’ll hear tunes made famous by Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli, The Supremes, The Shirelles and others. She has a fascinating biography, including a background as a massage therapist with lots of experience serving seniors. Here is a sample of EMMY‘s gorgeous voice! https://soundcloud.com/emmysings4u/they-cant-take-that-away-from-me  Chris, Life Enrichment Director at Whitewood Gardens wrote: “EMMY is tops!” Read more about EMMY HOROWITZ and have her perform for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/

**6-8-15–Visit the WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER in Salem! It is open Mondays through Saturday from 10-5. Senior admission is $6. On its grounds are nine historic structures, including the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, operated from 1889 to 1962. It is the only woolen mill museum west of Missouri and has one of the few water powered turbines in the Pacific Northwest that is still capable of generating electricity from the millrace. Displays of the original 19th and 20th century machinery illustrate industrial wool processing, and images throughout the Mill capture the stories of the lives of the individuals and families who worked at the Mill since its founding. Also visit the Jason Lee House, The Methodist Parsonage, John D. Boon House and Pleasant Grove Church which date from the 1840’s and 1850’s. They are restored, with period furnishings. The Center has retail stores and a cafe, too. Take self-guided tours OR arrange for a docent-led tour! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/willamette-heritage-center/

**6-8-15–Lift your spirits by inviting some SCOTTISH DANCERS to perform! There are two different groups of SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS listed on ElderAudience: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS of SW WASHINGTON  http://www.elderaudience.com/scottish-country-dancers-sw-washington/  AND the PORTLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS  http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-scottish-country-dancers/ Check out both of them!

**6-8-15–Lovers of local history will enjoy hearing and seeing Historical Presenters MARY AND MIKE HUTCHENS–they portray Portland historical figures Mrs. Georgiana Pittock and her Chauffeur, Mr. Hawkinson, in full costume. SUPER reviews, and they TRAVEL! Learn more http://www.elderaudience.com/mary-hutchens-georgiana-pittock/

**6-8-15–GREG GARRISON is known for his singing and playing of COUNTRY & WESTERN, BLUES, old FOLK CLASSICS, and more. He can stroll through the room or stay put, adds background vocal and instrumental accompaniment to produce a fuller sound, AND he takes requests! One activity director wrote: “…His personality and sense of humor are part of his charm…” Be sure to listen to GREG‘s music samples at his listing, then contact him for a program. http://www.elderaudience.com/greg-garrison-singersongwriter/

**6-8-15–FREE CONCERT! Activity Director Dee P., at Lexington House in Vancouver asked me to pass along this invitation to attend a FREE CONCERT in the Courtyard featuring the “Plus Five Trio” and refreshments on TH JULY 23 from 2-4pm. Address: Lexington House 2610 SE 164th ave in Vancouver. RSVP by July 21 (360)518-9036

**6-8-15–Passing along this super testimonial for the SEYMOUR BAKER BAND that I recently received from Lisa, Life Enrichment Director at The Springs Living in Lake Oswego “…we hired the Seymour Baker Band to play for a marketing event and they were exactly what we hoped for! They are a guitar duo with harmonizing vocals – think James Taylor and Jim Croce. We set the room with bistro tables and they were entertaining for those who sat and watched, but also perfect background music for those who mingled. They surely helped to make our event a success!” Invite SEYMOUR BAKER BAND to play for you: http://www.elderaudience.com/seymour-baker-band/

**6-8-15–Vaudeville style performer MITCH HIDER is ALSO a CHAMPIONSHIP WHISTLER and Historian of Whistling. This 1982 Whistling Competition Grand Champion is in the National Whistlers Hall of Fame! MITCH SINGS, YODELS and “scats”; his repertoire includes standards, jazz, show tunes, sacred, western, novelty, and international music. PLUS, he presents opera parody, a humorous magic show, and plays ukulele, harmonica, drums and other novelty instruments. He uses a table of hats and props. He once whistled with “Bertha the Harmonica-Playing Elephant”! MITCH is based in Eugene but Travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/

**6-8-15–The MINIDOKA SWING BAND are VOLUNTEERS,comprised of 17 local musicians and 4 outstanding vocalists–This not-for-profit band is named after the Minidoka Internment Camp near Twin Falls, ID where Japanese Americans from the Portland and Seattle area were interned during WWII. Three of their musicians were former camp internees and several had family members interned. Invite them to your facility or event, to bring music that was popular inside the camps and during WWII–favorite Big Band swing tunes of the 40’s, and with other great tunes from the 30’s-60’s. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “My Funny Valentine”, “Blue Moon”, “All of Me”, “You Came A Long Way from St. Louis”, “Theme from New York, New York” and many more. MINIDOKA SWING BAND are VOLUNTEERS–NO CHARGE, BUT DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED! Check out music samples at their listing too! AVAILABLE EVES AND WEEKENDS ONLY, in the PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/minidoka-swing-band/

**6-8-15–Invite MONICA BARBER to bring her interactive BELL CHOIR, SING-ALONGS AND RHYTHM BAND activities to you. Her music spans Old Favorites, tunes from the Roaring Twenties, 30’s and 40’s Musicals, Folk songs, Spirituals, Country and Rock-n-roll. MONICA‘s programs are great in Memory Care settings. My father, who had Alzheimers disease, loved participating in her Bell Choir sessions! http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/ 

**6-7-15–Just received another great testimonial for MAGICIAN DAN BURNS, who recently put on a show at Silver Creek Assisted Living in Woodburn. Julia in Activities wrote: “Dan The Magic man was just great! I loved the way he could remember all of the residents names and he made them part of the show. I was very impressed.” DAN is a retired elementary school teacher who has been doing magic since he was 9 years old! His 45 minute show, designed especially for seniors, features plenty of humor and finishes with a live bunny. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/dan-the-magic-man/ 

**6-7-15–BONNIE CHIPMAN offers classes in BELLY DANCE (!); GENTLE/SEATED YOGA; and MEDITATION for seniors. Destiny at Van Mall Retirement wrote: “I just wanted to share the amazing impact that Bonny has made at Van Mall …Our residents look forward to a class with Bonny and are excited to watch their lives improve from the time spent in her class…” Invite BONNIE CHIPMAN to your facility: http://www.elderaudience.com/bonny-chipman-wellness/ 

**6-7-15–GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC (Helena and Mark Greathouse)  bring you their Accordion, Song and Dance cabaret show, using costumes and props! Holly at Country Meadows Village wrote: “Great House of Music came to my facility today and were very entertaining! My residents LOVED Helena’s outfit changes and especially loved when she explained the history behind her first traditional outfit. Their use of props was refreshing and welcome–not many entertainers take the time to incorporate fun props anymore! They are a very cute couple and fun to watch!” Invite GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC to your facility: http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/ 

**6-7-15–-Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK offers MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS, traveling to YOU with her portable dental unit, performing regular dental cleaning along with complete tissue & restoration evaluation, oral cancer screening, deep cleaning-soft tissue management and sealants. JERRI has 30+ years experience. MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS is a private, very affordable service! http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/

**6-1-15–TOM MCCARLEY and JANE NASH offer “FUN WITH TOM & JANE” Arts and Crafts Activities. They are both experienced and accomplished art instructors, and they work with EVERY level of artist. They receive words of praise for their programs. Jenn at Regency Park wrote: “Don’t fail to contact them…I had residents participate that I could NEVER get to do art!” Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/fun-with-tom-and-jane/ 

**5-31-15–LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN presents his Old-fashioned Comedy Variety Shows all over the world (28 countries at last count)! You’ll see fancy lasso work, juggling, high unicycle, comedy and there’s plenty of audience participation. Louie (aka David Lichtenstein) wants you to know that he has special lower pricing for senior facilities. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/

**5-31-15–Have you clicked on the KAY HANSEN‘S sidebar ad on ElderAudience.com? Accompanying herself on guitar, KAY sings a variety of old American songs, many with a WESTERN flavor, some with YODELS. She gives a bit of interesting background on many of the songs, encourages folks to sing along, and also gives a brief and easy YODELING LESSON! She gets terrific reviews for her programs. Check out KAY’S sample at her listing, too: http://www.elderaudience.com/kay-hansen-western-singer-and-guitarist/

**5-31-15–DAVE SUING is highly praised for his presentations on the HISTORY OF SPACE! Learn about the beginning of N.A.S.A., the Apollo Moon Missions and various astronauts, and play a fun “space trivia” quiz. Plus, watch a short dvd with video of moonwalks. DAVE SUING Travels Widely! http://www.elderaudience.com/dave-suing-history-of-space/ 

**5-31-15–CABARET COLLECTIVE is a group of VOLUNTEER singers–female singers and a male singer/pianist–who perform SONG MEDLEYS from the 40’s through the 70’s, as well as “Motown” hits and Holiday medleys. They have received really great testimonials! CABARET COLLECTIVE is mostly available Saturdays after 4pm and occasional Sunday afternoons. Learn more http://www.elderaudience.com/cabaret-collective/

**5-31-15–LUCIANA PROANO is a PERUVIAN dancer and percussionist who performs in gorgeous handmade costumes. She ALSO leads senior YOGA and movement classes. Check out BOTH her listings and invite her to your facility for a performance OR a class! http://www.elderaudience.com/senior-yoga-with-luciana-proano/
http://www.elderaudience.com/luciana-proano-peruvian-performer/

**5-31-15-–“ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY is a Folklorist and Troubadour Musician (Banjo and Guitar) who travels WIDELY, sharing historic songs and stories from the era of Abe Lincoln! Listen to his sample song “Three Cheers for Abe on Andy” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LlNlhXnjuU Learn more about “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY and invite him for a program: http://www.elderaudience.com/illinois-doug-tracy/

**5-31-15–For your next party, dance or family celebration, ask NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND to play! They perform Big Band Jazz from Glenn Miller, Tommy Dosey,Harry James, Xavier Cugat, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and others. They are an affordable 17 piece band, and they are available EVENINGS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS. Check out their samples, and read the lovely testimonial. http://www.elderaudience.com/new-horizons-big-band/  

**5-31-15–What a combination! LAILA MURPHY is a professional singer of BROADWAY FAVORITES, plus she also plays CLASSICAL FLUTE and piano. Hear her program of uplifting songs like “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Climb Every Mountain” and “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess,“Memory” from CATS and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” from Showboat. Her FLUTE repertoire includes music by Bach, Handel,Gershwin and others. LAILA MURPHY has had lead roles in musical theatre around town, she’s lively and interactive, and audiences love her. Check out her music samples at her listing too! http://www.elderaudience.com/laila-murphy-singer-and-flute/

**5-31-15–With a background as a program coordinator for an Alzheimers/dementia facility, WILL SPILLETTE really connects with his audience. WILL sings songs from the 20’s-40’s, along with Country, jazz, Folk, HOLIDAY songs, early Rock tunes, and HYMNS! He produces a “One-Man Band” sound using electric and acoustic guitars plus a Boss RC-300 Loopstation. Invite WILL SPILLETTE to entertain you
http://www.elderaudience.com/william-spillette-one-man-band/ 

**5-31-15–Hve you asked DR. ROY TORLEY, “GENTLEMAN SCIENTIST”, to give one of his MANY different programs? He has an extensive science background including study of volcanoes, Oregon geology and geophysics. He has PowerPoint presentations on Oregon Geology; Volcanoes; Crystals; Wind Energy Technology; Clouds; Oceans; Halos and Rainbows; Northern Lights; and Orchids. ROY gets terrific reviews. Learn more:
http://www.elderaudience.com/roy-torleygentleman-scientist/  

**5-25-15–”[CHUCK PAR-DUE] stole the show and the hearts of our residents with his Frank Sinatra program…” wrote Corbin at Farmington Square in Beaverton. CHUCK sings (Sinatra style) and plays trumpet (Harry James style), bringing back the Golden Age of the Big Bands. He has gotten numerous tremendous reviews for his Sinatra tribute performances all across America–He has even played for three US presidents! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/chuck-par-due-singer-and-trumpet/

**5-25-15–“RELIVING RADIO” PRESENTER DICK KARMAN says “Any day is a Radio day!” He is well loved for his programs about old time radio–they include a collection of antique radios, clips of old radio drama, comedy, news, etc., along with sheets of radio “trivia”. Projected images of the radio performers and other memories of the time accompany the audio to bring back the magic of a bygone era. Invite DICK KARMAN to bring “Reliving Radio-The Way Radio Was”  to you. He TRAVELS WIDELY and gets marvelous reviews! http://www.elderaudience.com/reliving-radio-with-dick-karman/

**5-25-15–Book a MAGICIAN!  http://www.elderaudience.com/category/magicians/

**5-25-15–As a young woman, Author ANGELICA “ANGEL” PILATO was the manager of an Air Force officers’ club in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Her engaging memoir, titled “Angel’s Truck Stop”, reveals a woman’s struggle to fit into a man’s world–The young Captain Pilato was warned her assignment was in a war zone “unfit for a woman.” The book has been described as hilarious and at times, heart-wrenching. Invite ANGELICA PILATO to speak about those days. Learn more http://www.elderaudience.com/angelica-angelpilato/

**5-25-15–“I’m un-young and un-pretty, but I’m the real deal, riding my own horses (Jake & Gus) in the back-country where I am grateful, seeing our nation’s beautiful land!” These are the words of JOHN CANNON, a singer of “SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUES”–WONDERFUL CLASSIC country songs. He accompanies himself on rhythm guitar and has background pre-recorded instrumentals. JOHN gets many truly splendid reviews, and he travels!  http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/ 

**5-25-15–Actress and ONE-WOMAN SHOW performer CYNTHIA SCHWELL has a special adaptation of her program for MEMORY CARE audiences! Her show “Family Stories & other Guests” features audience interaction, storytelling and humor. Be sure to check out CYNTHIA‘s lovely reviews at her listing and then contact her. CYNTHIA SCHWELL
http://www.elderaudience.com/cynthia-schwell/ 

**5-25-15–Have you read about BENNIE (Pat) PATRIDGE? He began his singing career in the 1940’s as a child in California, where he appeared in movies, then performed with Count Basie’s band, and was a regular at Hollywood’s legendary Rag Doll Nightclub! With a voice influenced by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Nat “King”Cole, Tony Bennett, and others, he presents his show, “BEN’S MUSICAL SMILES”–featuring music from Broadway, “Oldies but Goodies”, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel and Christian music. Pat Travels Widely! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/bens-musical-smiles-with-bennie-pat-patridge/

**5-25-15–Like FIDDLE AND GUITAR Duos? The ROBERT RICHTER DUO travels WIDELY, bringing you SINGING, FIDDLE and GUITAR! They play Folk, Blues, Celtic and lots of seasonal music. Plus, they tell stories and encourage audience participation. Think of them for birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations in addition to senior facility entertainment. Be sure to click on some of the great music samples at ROBERT RICHTER DUO‘s listing! http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**5-25-15–PIANIST and former Long Term Care Administrator MONTE WATTERS earns effusive words of praise, such as these from Corbin at Farmington Square:  “…If you haven’t had the privilege of having MONTE WATTERS play at your facility, then you are MISSING OUT!!!…” MONTE travels WIDELY and is also great for Memory Care settings. http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/  

**5-25-15–Folk Music presenter MIKE SANDS has a special program of Railroad Songs. He gets suberb reviews: “…it was incredible. In addition to being well paced and musically rich, Mike brings a degree of scholarship and passion to the performance that ought to reach as wide an audience as can possibly find him. His program engages an audience on so many levels. History, Popular Culture, Music, Community. He held us all for the entire performance. I wish it had been longer.” “…well-organized, informative, and entertaining. He presents songs that feature human aspects of U.S. railroad history, from the Irish and Chinese who worked as laborers to famous railroad figures” “…I would recommend Mr. Sands’ programs to anyone desiring an educational and entertaining program.” Read more about MIKE SANDS and invite him to entertain! http://www.elderaudience.com/mike-sands-folk-music-specialist/

**5-24-15–The charming and friendly MARKETPLACE AT RAINDANCE RANCH is a “unique country shopping experience” that gets lovely reviews! In addition to local food, art, gifts, holiday items and llama yarn, they provide a covered picnic area. And their friendly LLAMAS are always ready to be fed! Wheelchair and Walker accessible, too.
http://www.elderaudience.com/rain-dance-marketplace-in-newberg/

 

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