There are few things that rival a great musical performance in assisted living. Whether it’s a string quartet, 50-piece band, or solo vocal performance, talented musicians and entertainers who effectively engage the audience always draw a crowd, bringing residents joy and providing an option that appeals to people of all ages. (Family members — both young and old alike — are often welcome to attend these events.)
Typically, activities directors are given a monthly or annual budget to spend on musicians and entertainers. Directors can stretch these dollars and still provide consistent entertainment by recruiting musicians that will perform free of charge (i.e. high school choral groups, individual music students seeking credit hours for a college major, local church choirs, etc.). Sometimes, the marketing department will share a portion of their budget to secure entertainment for a special event that will be advertised extensively throughout the surrounding community — for example, an open house or anniversary celebration.