Star Quality Vocalist Shares her Music for Senior Retirement Communities
Julie Anne Lovely Thompson is a wonderful vocalist who performs her music for senior retirement communities. She enjoys a successful career in concerts, night clubs and dance venues with different bands and musicians. However, personal life experiences led Julie to share her voice performing in senior retirement communities. Julie is a Maine native currently living in Milwaukee. She expresses her love for seniors by performing in many retirement communities in both Maine and Wisconsin.
I was impressed that Julie brought a depth of understanding to the therapeutic role of music for people with dementia. She has attended several national and state level Alzheimer’s conferences. She integrates that knowledge into her performances and how she relates to her audience. In the Lincoln Home Independent and Assisted Living community, the residents loved her engagement and mellifluous voice, singing along with their old favorite tunes.
In another performance, Julie was very sensitive and in tune with our cognitively impaired residents at Haborview Cottage. She sparked many smiles and delighted eyes with her voice and her Presence. We take great pride in our very active “Alive Inside” music program for residents, however, you just can’t beat a live performance as given by Julie. I invited her onto Spotlight on Seniors to discuss her music along with the excellent Maine guitarist Neil Lamb. Julie and Neil gave a great interview and performed three lovely songs.
You’ll see Julie and Neil perform three classic songs in this Spotlight on Seniors interview. I encourage my senior care professional colleagues to let your Activity Director know about Julie Thompson, and invite her to perform in your community. Your residents and staff will love her!See Julie’s website at https://www.julievoice.com/.