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!


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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**10-30-14–UPDATE!! Stumptown Stages is offering me 10 FREE tickets, for “seniors” to attend this Saturday November 1,  Matinee  2pm performance of  the musical “110 in the Shade”. If you would like to go please send to pam@elderaudience.com ASAP: 1) your name 2) your phone number and 3) **number of tickets you’d like. I will confirm with you whether they are available and arrange to have them left in your name at will call for pick up at the theatre. Location: Portland’5 Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway in Portland (between SW Broadway & SW Main St)  http://www.stumptownstages.org
**10-29-14–WIN A FREE PROGRAM AT YOUR  **PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA** FACILITY OR LOCATION! Announcing another DRAWING, this one for FREE entertainment by WILL SPILLETTE, a “One-Man-Band” musician who also has experience coordinating activities in a Memory Care setting. WILL performs songs from the 20’s-40’s as well as Country, Jazz, Folk, early Rock tunes, Hymns, and Holiday music. http://www.elderaudience.com/william-spillette-one-man-band/   **This Contest is open only to PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA  senior facilities**To enter please send 1) Your Name 2) Your Location and 3) Phone number to pam@elderaudience.com DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14. I will notify winner. Good Luck!
**10-29-14–This just in! Catch immensely talented Jazz and music composer David Ornette Cherry with the Organic Listening Club, in a show integrating storytelling, visual art and music. Promises to be a “spiritually uplifting and innovative jazz performance evening”. WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 @ 7:30pm and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 @ 2pm WHERE: Artists Repertory Theatre – Morrison Stage, 1515 Morrison St. in Portland REGULAR TICKET PRICE is $15 but **use SPECIAL DISCOUNT Code “CHERRY” for $10 tickets by phone or online 503.241.1278 or http://www.artistsrep.org

**10-28-14–Catch this fun HOLIDAY entertainment! VA VA VOOM TROUPE presents “Not Your Grandma’s Christmas”–a funny, mixed-up show–on THURSDAY, Nov 20 @ 2pm; FRIDAY, Nov 21 @ 2pm; and SATURDAY, Nov 22 @ 2pm AND 7pm. LOCATION: Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd ave in Vancouver. Tickets $10. Learn more: http://www.vavavoomtroupe.com

**10-28-14–WIN TWO TICKETS to see SANDY ACTORS THEATRE‘s production of the thriller DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin,  which holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway! The show runs Nov 14-Dec 7. Fridays and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Senior Tickets $12, available in advance or at the door. LOCATION: 38181 Pioneer Blvd in Sandy (behind the Ace Hardware) Reservations recommended. More info http://www.sandyactorstheatre.org *TO ENTER THE DRAWING for TWO FREE TICKETS to the show date of your choice* to please send to pam@elderaudience.com 1) your name and 2) your phone number (just in case). DEADLINE FOR THE DRAWING IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6! I will notify the winner and let you know how to redeem tickets to a show date of your choice.
**10-28-14–Have you clicked on the sidebar ad (they are the picture ads on the right side of ElderAudience.com above the CATEGORY listings) for GREG GARRISON? He is a popular Singer/Songwriter with Guitar who has performed at retirement facilities and other settings for many years. You’ll hear Country & Western, Blues, old Folk Classics, and more. GREG can stroll through the room or stay put, will add background vocal and instrumental accompaniment to produce a fuller sound, AND he takes requests! GREG GARRISON gets great reviews including “…His personality and sense of humor are part of his charm…” Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/greg-garrison-singersongwriter/
**10-28-14–PABLO GRABIEL is a former activities director who specializes in memory-stimulating music activities and customizing 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”, 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/ 
**10-25-14–SINATRA TRIBUTE ARTIST (singer and trumpet player) CHUCK PAR-DUE has performed for U.S. Presidents! His vocals are in the “Frank Sinatra” style, and his trumpet playing is like Harry James. CHUCK sometimes entertains with his wife Cheryl Morris, who is a former vocalist with the Harry James Orchestra. CHUCK PAR-DUE, who gets TERRIFIC REVIEWS, is Portland based but available to TRAVEL! http://www.elderaudience.com/chuck-par-due-singer-and-trumpet/ 
**10-25-14–HURRY!  Attend the “Do-Not-Miss” productions from PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, GERDING THEATER AT THE ARMORY! First up is the six-time Tony Aaward winning musical DREAMGIRLS” which runs THROUGH NOVEMBER 2; then catch the hilarious 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play “VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE” which runs January 10-February 8, 2015. Other great productions follow through the winter and spring. SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE PROMOTION FOR GROUPS! ***Mention “ElderAudience” when booking your group of 10 or more, and your group will receive 30% off the price of adult tickets. PLUS, every 11th ticket is FREE. Learn more  http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-center-stage-gerding-theater-at-the-armory/ 
**10-25-14–SOON! Catch the next Play Reading presented by Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s Readers Theatre: “THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD” by David Henry Hwang is a haunting and powerfully affecting work about two Chinese artists and their fellow railroad workers in the American West in 1867. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at The Old Church in downtown Portland, 1422 SW 11th (11th and Clay). Complimentary refreshments at 10 am followed by play reading at 10:30. Tickets $8 at the door. www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org 
**10-25-14–Enjoy this great comedy! NEW CENTURY PLAYERS is presenting Neil Simon’s ODD COUPLE with a twist–this is a female version! Instead of a poker party that begins the original version, the game is Trivial Pursuit. Same great fun! WHEN:  NOV. 7, 8,14,15, 20,21 ,22 at 7:30pm and NOV 16,23 at 2pm. WHERE: Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater, 4950 SE Roethe Rd in Milwaukie. Senior tickets $12. Available online: http://www.NewCenturyPlayers.org  or call (503)367-2620  
 **10-25-14–This is really fascinating! “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY is a Folklorist and troubador musician who plays BANJO and GUITAR and sings songs about Liberty & Union Presidential Campaign of the 1860 and 1864 Presidential (Lincoln) elections. This is music “of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more about  “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY and check out his music samples, including “Three Cheers for Abe and Andy” TRAVELS WIDELY!   http://www.elderaudience.com/illinois-doug-tracy/    
**10-25-14–MITCH HIDER is a CHAMPION WHISTLER, Noted Historian of Whistling, and VAUDEVILLE STYLE performer. He whistles, yodels, scats, sings jazz and show tunes, plays ukelele, harmonica, and drums, uses a table of hats and props, does magic–all with HUMOR! MITCH HIDER is based in Eugene, but available to TRAVEL WIDELY.  http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/     
*10-25-14–Are you familiar with the BENNION FAMILY SINGERS? This large, loving brood delights audiences  with a capella harmonies from DISNEY, BROADWAY, HYMNS, BARBERSHOP , and CHRISTMAS music. They are VOLUNTEERS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/bennion-family-singers/     
**10-25-14–Art instructor IRILLA SWANSON wants you to enjoy the simple beauty of painting and creating something personal and meaningful. She presents ART CLASSES–WATERCOLOR FUN & EASY at senior facilities in the Portland/Gresham/Vancouver/ areas as well as Woodburn and McMinnville. She gets super reviews for her FUN, RELAXING, and ENERGIZING classes. IRILLA’S classes are for ALL levels of painters. Give her a try!  http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/ 


**10-25-14–When was the last time you had DICK KARMAN bring one of his “RELIVING RADIO-THE WAY RADIO WAS” programs to you? He TRAVELS WIDELY with fascinating and fun presentations that recall the Golden Age of Radio. Fantastic reviews!  Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/reliving-radio-with-dick-karman/


**10-25-14–I encourage you to check out the recently listed GARY ROBERTS SHOW! This longtime Folk and Rock musician (much of his career was in clubs in Chicago) sings and plays acoustic guitar along with pre-recorded band and orchestral tracks. “My goal is audience involvement; everyone has a ball!” Hear Classic Standards, Country, Folk and Rock, including familiar songs made famous by Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Peter,Paul & Mary and Simon & Garfunkel. GARY ROBERTS travels Portland/Vancouver and the Mid-Willamette valley area.  http://www.elderaudience.com/the-gary-roberts-show/

**10-25-14–Check out these samples for SWING SENSATION, a TRUMPET AND PIANO DUO that performs music from the Great American Songbook, Big Band sound, Standards, 50’s & 60’s, Jazz, Country, Holiday and Theme Parties!  They are available weekdays after 3:30, evenings and weekends.  Music Samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H00js_k2H10  and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EFJmZWCpEc
Learn more about SWING SENSATION!  http://www.elderaudience.com/swing-sensation-trumpet-and-piano-duo/

**10-25-14–It is incredible that HAL HOLBROOK has been doing his one-man show “MARK TWAIN TONIGHT” for 60 years!!! He returns to Portland to present this ever-evolving theatrical experience on SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015 at 7:30pm. WHERE: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. Read more:

**10-25-14–What a great excuse for an outing to the country! Attend the 2014 Annual Art Festival at the MARKETPLACE AT RAINDANCE RANCH in Newberg. WHEN: Saturday, Nov 22 and Sunday, Nov 23 from 10 am to 5pm. WHERE: 26355 Bell Rd in Newberg. Find a gift, sample wine, and enjoy the live music. Woodworking, llama fiber blankets, original artwork, a variety of jams, truffle oils, nuts, candies, and olive oil are just a few of the special items you will discover. Pick up special ornaments, scented soaps, lotion and candles as you meander through the store and the enclosed patio area. PLUS, the friendly LLAMAS are always ready to be fed!  WHEELCHAIR AND WALKER ACCESSIBLE.   http://www.elderaudience.com/rain-dance-marketplace-in-newberg/

**10-25-14–Planning a *MOST SPECIAL EVENT* like a Holiday Dinner Dance, Anniversary or Birthday Bash?? The SANDY DENNISON TRIO brings her stellar voice (plus Piano,Vibes and Drums) and a HUGE repertoire of songs–Jazz, Broadway, Dixieland, Swing and more to wow your audience! These are First-rate, professional musicians. Can also do DUO or QUARTET! Read all about them.  http://www.elderaudience.com/sandy-dennison-trio/

**10-24-14–Passing along this super testimonial I received for “GENTLEMAN SCIENTIST” DR. ROY TORLEY Tami at Somerset Assisted Living wrote: “Dr. Roy Torley has many different science lessons that he brings to our residents. I get a great turnout and residents are very interested and entertained with the topics presented. He is flexible with his pricing and worth every penny.” Invite ROY to share PowerPoint presentations on various topics, such as Oregon Geology, Volcanoes, Crystals, Wind Energy, Clouds, Oceans, Northern Lights, Halos and Rainbows, and even Orchids!  http://www.elderaudience.com/roy-torley-gentleman-scientist/

**10-24-14–Another NEW LISTING! The Singing group CABARET COLLECTIVE consists of 3 female singers plus a male singer/pianist who perform SONG MEDLEYS from different decades as well as solo performances. You’ll hear tunes from the 40’s through the 70’s, “Motown”, Holiday medleys and special guests. They bring their our own sound system AND they are VOLUNTEERS! CABARET COLLECTIVE is only available Saturdays after 4pm and occasionally on Sunday afternoons. Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/cabaret-collective/

**10-24-14–Head to the EMERALD VALLEY OPRY show on SATURDAY, NOV 8 at the Powers Auditorium at Willamette High School, 18101 Echo Hollow rd in Eugene. Houseband at 5:15, and concert 6-9:30pm. Senior Tickets $5. hear Country music from Craig & Terry Band, Billy McCoy, Corn Stalkers, and Michael Hall, along with Western music from The Hanson Family. More info:  http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com

**10-24-14–NEW LISTING! So pleased to share another new activity: PAMMIE PAYNE brings her PAMinals VISITING ANIMALS program to senior facilities within 60 miles of Portland. This longtime Veterinary Technician shares her various exotic creatures including Insects, Arachnids, Rodents, Reptiles, Amphibians and Mammals. PAMMIE takes the utmost care to protect the safety and welfare of her animals as well as the welfare of the audience. Read more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/paminals-visits-with-animals/

**10-24-14–See Journey Theater Arts’ production of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS, based on the well-loved movie! Hear seventeen Irving Berlin songs, like “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano”, “How Deep is the Ocean”, and of course, “White Christmas”. WHEN: DEC. 5-14 FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS @ 7pm and SUNDAYS @ 2pm WHERE: Washburn Performing Arts Ctr at Washougal High School, 1201 39th st in Washougal (30 minutes from Portland) SENIOR TICKETS $10 in advance or $13 at the door. Contact at (360)750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org

**10-24-14–Just received a great testimonial for former Radio DJ/Pop Music Historian JIM PRITCHARD! Tami at Somerset Assisted Living wrote: “I would like to provide this review for Jim Pritchard/music history. He is great. My residents are so attentive to his program and they just love him. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining. He is flexible and easy to work with as well. I highly recommend him.” Learn more about JIM PRITCHARD and have him do a program for you: http://www.elderaudience.com/jim-pritchard-pop-music-historian-and-dj/ 

**10-24-14–Take the chill out of the air with some “Upbeat, rowdy songs that you would typically find being performed in a pub in Ireland…” by inviting Singer CURTIS SMITH to entertain! He specializes in IRISH, SCOTTISH and AMERICAN FOLK SONGS. Learn more about CURTIS SMITH at his listing:  http://www.elderaudience.com/curtis-smith-irish-scottish-american-folk-tunes/

**10-12-14–THE ROBERT RICHTER DUO brings you lively FIDDLE AND GUITAR music–Celtic, Folks, Blues and all kinds of seasonal tunes with stories and AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION!  Learn more at their listing and listen to the samples. They TRAVEL WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**10-12-14–Think of SWING SENSATION, a TRUMPET and PIANO duo, for Holidays, Birthdays, and other events. Their sound includes “Big Band”, tunes from the Great American Songbook, Jazz, 50’s and 60’s, Broadway, Irish etc. as well as music for Mardi Gras and Valentines Day. Read about  them!  http://www.elderaudience.com/swing-sensation-trumpet-and-piano-duo/

**10-12-14–MIKE SANDS is a FOLK MUSIC SPECIALIST who performs the iconic songs of Pete Seeger, Kingston Trio, Woodie Guthrie, Peter,Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, and others. He ALSO offers a special program on Railroad songs that is quite popular. MIKE gets lots of terrific reviews. Check him out! http://www.elderaudience.com/mike-sands-folk-music-specialist/

**10-12-14–YOURS AND OURS TRIO performs romantic vocal duets and trios, providing their own piano or keyboard accompaniment and sound system when needed. See the adorable pic at their listing! YOURS AND OURS brings you songs from “Great American Songbook”, Romantic Ballads, music from the 20’s through the 60’s, and the occasional joke! Greater Portland area.  http://www.elderaudience.com/yours-and-ours-trio/

**10-12-14–REMEMBER TO BOOK YOUR SANTA EARLY! ElderAudience has two Santa‘s. Arrange for your Holiday visit: SANTA BOB GANG  http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-bob-robert-gang/ and  SANTA JIM WOOD  http://www.elderaudience.com/santa-jim-jim-wood/

**10-12-14–KEIKO TWISS plays the KOTO, which is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument. She enjoys performing a variety of music on the KOTO as well as talking with the audience about the instrument and its history! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-twiss-on-koto/

**10-12-14–Do you know about PORTLAND FLAMENCO EVENTS? They offer demonstrations of dramatic FLAMENCO dance at Portland area facilities for NO CHARGE (Sundays only). http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-flamenco-events/

**10-12-14–CHIHUAHUA DESERT brings you Western, Country, and “Borderline Fiesta” music! They can do SOLO TO FULL BAND, and they get wonderful testimonials. CHIHUAHUA DESERT is available to TRAVEL!

**10-12-14–Received a fabulous testimonial for Art activities leaders Tom McCarley and Jane Nash (“FUN WITH TOM AND JANE”) from Laura C. at Laurelhurst Village. She wrote: “Every month, several Residents look forward to scanning the new calendar so they can highlight which day these talented crafters will be making their appearance here at Laurelhurst Village. Our Residents enjoy engaging with Tom & Jane, appreciate the variety of crafts & creative outlets, and are always proud to present their works-of-art for others to see. As an Activities Director, I have peace of mind in scheduling with Tom & Jane, as they communicate efficiently, are consistently reliable & professional, and are even willing to schedule sessions on weekends when their schedule allows. I highly recommend this dynamic-duo in your community!” Book TOM AND JANE for your facility:  http://www.elderaudience.com/fun-with-tom-and-jane/

**10-12-14–THE WESTERNAIRES are a “senior” Line Dance group featuring many styles, including Western, Cha Cha, Conga, Waltz and even a little comedy! THE WESTERNAIRES are taking bookings for Fall 2014 and all of 2015. **They have a special Santa Claus show for month of December! http://www.elderaudience.com/westernaires/

**10-12-14–Worth repeating…Author RICHARD THOMPSON gets glowing reviews for his “TROLLEY TALKS“, illustrated presentations on the HISTORY OF PORTLAND’S STREETCARS. From Mary at Cedar Sinai Park “…a fantastic speaker…The residents were involved in his presentation as they could recall the streetcars in operation and point out familiar businesses and homes in the old black and white photos.” RICHARD is available in Portland/Vancouver and Mid-Willamette Valleyhttp://www.elderaudience.com/trolley-talks-with-richard-thompson/

**10-12-14–BOB EATON is a MAGICIAN with 40+ years of experience! He promises plenty of audience interaction, and he can do either stage OR strolling magic. He TRAVELS!  http://www.elderaudience.com/bob-eaton-magician/

**10-12-14–Take an outing to the Puppet Museum! Visit PING PONG’S PINT SIZED PUPPET MUSEUM at the Olde World Puppet Studios, located at 906 SE Umatilla st in Portland. Museum Admission is FREE (donations appreciated). Open THURSDAY – SUNDAY 2pm-8pm  http://www.elderaudience.com/ping-pong-pint-size-puppet-museum/ 

**10-11-14–I just received a strong testimonial for newly listed SINGALONG leader JILL HEARING, from Laura E., the Executive Director at Homewoods on the Willamette in Milwaukie. Here’s an excerpt from what she wrote about JILL‘s monthly Karaoke nights there: “…It has turned out to be something that draws quite a crowd and has a lot of devoted, repeat attenders. Jill’s presence is supportive and fun without being overpowering. She has a lot of energy and knows how to draw people in by encouraging them…” Read more about JILL HEARING and invite her to bring her singalong sessions (Jazz, Swing, Pop, Gospel, Patriotic, Holidays and more)  plus Karaoke, to your facility:  http://www.elderaudience.com/jill-hearing-rock-to-the-oldies/

**10-11-14–You should read the excellent reviews for LONNIE WIIG, a gifted speaker and presenter of “Our Toad Suck Summer“, a program about his experiences in the South during the height of Civil Rights struggles. LONNIE was present to hear Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  He is available for NO CHARGE in the Portland Metro area, and his schedule is flexible!   http://www.elderaudience.com/lonnie-wiig-presenter/

**10-11-14–SPECIAL ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT to see THOM BRAY as Charles Dickens in his one man Holiday show, “A Christmas Carol“! WHEN: Monday, Dec.21, 2014 at NOON; WHERE: The Old Church, downtown Portland 1422 SW 11th (11th and Clay) SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR ELDERAUDIENCE! Get tickets for $10, which is $4 off the regular senior ticket price! To order, call 1-800-838-3006 and order event # 892695 and use discount code “elder” . (You may also visit www.pdxchristmas.com and follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets. Be sure to use the discount code “elder” when placing your order! More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/thom-bray-achristmascarol/

**10-11-14–LEAPIN’ LOUIE  LICHTENSTEIN is known around the world for his COMEDY VARIETY shows. LOUIE (a.k.a. David Lichtenstein) traveled to 28 countries last year with his fancy lasso work, juggling, high unicycle, comedy and audience participation. He has SPECIAL PRICING FOR SENIOR FACILITIES, and he gets super reviews!  http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/

**10-11-14–MONTE WATTERS is a former long term care administrator who happens to be a hugely talented pianist. Corbin at Farmington Square wrote: “…If you haven’t had the privilege of having Monte Watters play at your facility, then you are MISSING OUT!!! Monte is one of the BEST entertainers out there, he interacts perfectly with the residents and executes a flawless performance with his magical hands that seem to dance along the key board, keeping the audience engaged and continuously grooving to his music.” Read more about MONTE WATTERS and invite him to play for you. He TRAVELS WIDELY and is also great for Memory Care settings too.  http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/ 

**10-11-14-Do you need a band of ANY size? The CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA is an 18-piece Big Band playing the best of Big-Band music from the 20’s to today! They can TAILOR THEIR BAND (size and instruments) to your needs and event, have affordable rates, and they get great reviews. Listen to a sample: http://www.portlandbigband.com/repertoire.html  Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/carroll-raaum-swing-orchestra/ 

**10-5-14–Testimonials abound for the local FLUTE and HARP DUO called CELTIC TRILL! Here is a charming, lilting sample of their music:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIkyDZu4VJs&sns=em
Invite CELTIC TRILL to play at your facility or event in the Portland/Vancouver area as well as Newberg, Mt. Angel and Troutdale! http://www.elderaudience.com/celtic-trill-flute-and-harp-duo/ 

**10-5-14–LAUGHTER is Therapeutic!! LAURA LOU PAPE-MCCARTHY is a Certified LAUGHTER YOGA Leader. Laughter Yoga cultivates playfulness and joy as it increases oxygen to the brain and heightens body awareness. LAURA LOU has a background in theatre and circus clowning. She offers Tai Chi Basics and Chair Yoga too! Be sure to read her wonderful testimonials. Bring LAURA LOU to your facility. http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/

**10-5-14–If you have lovers of FLAMENCO and CLASSICAL GUITAR, book JAMES MANUELE! This performer and instructor has played throughout the US and brings music ranging from classical, movie themes, Spanish romantic and more. He enjoys discussing the composers and history of the music. Interestingly, he varies the instrument he uses depending on the history of the music being performed. JAMES MANUELE is based in Vancouver but available to travel!  http://www.elderaudience.com/james-manuele/

10-5-14–It’s really fun listening to BARBARA CECIL‘S samples–she is the lead female vocalist with the well known band Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, and she loves singing 50’s, 60’s and Country Music at senior facilities. Here she sings “Top of the World”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e_VLwaEHXE  Invite BARBARA CECIL to sing for you. She TRAVELS. http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-cecil/

**10-5-14–ELDERAUDIENCE has TWO different SCOTTISH DANCE troupes to entertain you. Check out both! PORTLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS  http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-scottish-country-dancers/ and SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS-SW WASHINGTON

**10-5-14–BELTAINE is a group that TRAVELS THROUGHOUT PORTLAND and the MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY, bringing you the sounds of HAMMERED DULCIMERSguitar, accordion, flute and other instruments. You’ll hear American Traditional and Folk, Blues, ENGLISH, IRISH and SCOTTISH music, plus sing-along tunes! They can do DUO to QUINTET, based on your budget and theme. “Music to get your toes tappin’”! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/hammered-dulcimers-with-beltaine/

**10-5-14–Learn about LEGACY LETTERS or WISDOM WILLS…Author and Grief Counselor LINDA ROSS SWANSON wrote “Wisdom Under the Bridge: The Prophets from Skid Row”. She gives FREE talks (for the privilege of selling her book) and also offers workshops on “Creating the Gift of You: Legacy Letter Writing.” Read more about her: http://www.elderaudience.com/linda-ross-swanson/ 

**10-5-14–REMINDER to check out recently listed DOUG FULTON, who sings a very wide range of familiar tunes, plays HARMONICA and guitar–Hear the music of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Rogers and Hammerstein and many, many more. DOUG ALSO teaches classes on HARMONICA along with breathing exercise. He has a background in Music Therapy.  http://www.elderaudience.com/doug-fulton-feel-good-music/  


**9-28-14–Do you know about Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK of MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS?  She travels 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, and very affordable service!  http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/

**9-28-14–THE GEEZER GALLERY specializes in artworks by master senior artists ages 60 and above. In addition to their gallery at 600 NW Naito Parkway suite E in Portland (visit Monday-Friday by appointment), they have installations at Artists Repertory Theatre, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, and a *special exhibit* at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) through January 4, called “MIND TO HAND”. Read about GEEZER GALLERY and plan a visit to their GALLERY or to one of their fine exhibits in the community. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-geezer-gallery/ 

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