Junior Guilders Entertain Tanglewood Group Residents at Two Locations
December 30, 2015
Two of the Tanglewood Group’s residences recently welcomed performers from The Junior Guilders of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown for evening programs that included festive holiday songs. 20 of the group’s 43 members performed for residents on two consecutive nights in December – first at the Frewsburg Rest Home followed by a second performance at Tanglewood Manor the following night.
Frewsburg Activities Director Brittany Anderson notes that the residents enjoy all of the groups that come in and share their time and talent, especially the musical performers.
“Music is a common comfort among the residents and they love the chance to see the younger generation performing songs that they can sing along to.” She explains. “We truly appreciate the time that these kids, Director Helen Merrill, assistant director Patti Dechow, the parents, and our dear friend Lucy Miller give to the program and community.”
The Junior Guilders are entering their 34th season as a local performance group and have entertained for seniors the entire time that they have been in existence according to Mrs. Merrill. She says that the children and their families enjoy these holiday programs and look forward to them every year.
“The children are always amazed when the audience sings along with them.” She says. “The residents enthusiasm makes it that much more fun for them. One of the highlights of these programs is the chance that the performers have to visit with the residents after the show.”
The Guilders perform throughout the year both locally and across the United States, as well as on their own stage at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre in Jamestown. The group’s extensive repertoire varies with each season. For more information contact Mrs. Merrill at 716-665-5750
The Tanglewood Group offers a variety of entertainment to residents at each of its locations throughout the year. Individuals or groups interested in presenting a program should call 716-483-2876 for more information.