NEW PODCAST. The Song Remembers

NEW PODCAST is up. “The Song Remembers”
As we began to sing, something came over him. He got up, shuffled along as though moved by an invisible force. He came and stood next to me and sang every single word. He was somewhere else now.” Remembering is a big deal. To be remembered is to continue to be loved.

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Gary Furr

Gary is a musician, writer and Christian minister living in Alabama.

3 thoughts on “NEW PODCAST. The Song Remembers”

  1. Oh, Gary, thank you so much for this time together today. Your words and sharings are always so meaningful, but today especially touched both George and me. This follows on the heals of our seeing Tom Hanks’ new movie “A Man Named Otto” yesterday. If you have not seen it yet, please do…it is powerful. Community, touch, caring, remembering…all needed by all of us. Thank you again. Much love to you and Vicki.
    Edna & George Langley

  2. Oh, Gary, thank you so much for this time together today. Your words and sharings are always so meaningful, but today especially touched both George and me. This follows on the heels of our seeing Tom Hanks’ new movie “A Man Named Otto” yesterday. If you have not seen it yet, please do…it is powerful. Community, touch, caring, remembering…all needed by all of us. Thank you again. Much love to you and Vicki.
    Edna & George Langley

  3. Gary, you described so well our weekly experience doing singalongs at several respite ministries with people living with dementia. We regularly have these little musical miracles of folks who have very diminished communication/cognition come alive, participate, sing all the words and converse. These programs are all housed in churches but for us it is “going to church” where there is joy and community and wonder. I wrote a blog about doing singalongs from a person-centered care perspective and it’s why Lynda and I edited the Handbook of Dementia-friendly Worship. They are constantly expanding to other places and training new volunteers. This might be what some folks are looking for. Thanks for yet another powerful podcast.

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