Thank you to Penny from Christ Church Portola Valley & Woodside, the latest church to support SpiritCare, for flowers.
See Activities Director, Linda, on the patio at Silver Oaks Memory Care receiving a cart full of flowers that Penny prepared for residents to enjoy in their rooms.
SpiritCare visits Silver Oaks to sing hymns with residents. For many months we missed visiting Linda and the Silver Oaks' community because of the COVID pandemic. In June 2021, we were able to restart our visits, singing hymns to guitar accompaniment on the patio.
Thank you to Christ Church for your support and thank you to Silver Oaks for your warm welcome each month.
Pippa Downs has played her 'cello for SpiritCare at Atherton Park Post Acute (was Atherton Regency). She has some gentle music for you. Her first piece is Ave Maria.
She has arranged Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings with a contrasting piece, an adaptation of "My Chemical Romance" by the duo Twenty-One Pilots, for those who have been impacted by cancer. Pippa is accompanied by Mariah Pospisil.
Thank you Pippa, for sharing your music.
From the Peninsula Girls' Chorus
Our board member Aki Amai, currently director of music at St Catberine of Siena School in Burlingame, and director of Grace Notes Community Music School has been an accompanist for the Peninsula Girls' Chorus. The performance here, of John Lennon's "Imagine" here is without accompaniment.
The song starts off by imagining what it would be like with no heaven or hell, with just the sky above us. It then goes on to imagine there are no countries, no religion, no possessions, no greed and no hunger. The vision is of a united world.
We can imagine and dream, but we know there are countries, religion, possessions, greed and, sadly, hunger. The song imagines peace and sharing. SpiritCare also brings peace and sharing to care communities, inspired by Jesus Christ and Christians through the years.
The song says "I hope some day you'll join us and the world will be as one". We hope you will join SpiritCare and help unite people, both young and old.
Here's a video to share with your friends, family and care community residents.
It was made by a brother, Nate, and sister, Noel, who hope you enjoy the antics of their family pet, Cody. Let them know your reaction by commenting below.
Cody loves to snuggle. He can make his own bed and loves to nap in the sun. A ball of joy, he loves to run in the yard and tear up paper towels.
Nate and Noel end with a prayer to you all.
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