ReStart NY: Leading the Safe Return to In-Person Concerts in Elder Care Facilities

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Leading the safe return to in-person performing at elder care facilities across New York State, Sing for Hope’s ReSTART NY concerts, supported by Unitex, prioritize elder care communities that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The series features leading musicians in a range of styles (from jazz to classical to Broadway to R&B) in outdoor performances for residents, patients, caregivers, and staff at healthcare and long-term care facilities.

All concerts adhere to current health guidelines, and take place at facilities including East Haven Nursing Home in The Bronx, King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn, and Wartburg Nursing Home in Mount Vernon. The roster of artists have included Bobby Harden, Veronica Stern, Larry Siegel, Emily Surtees, and many more. The series gives older adults in long-term care the opportunity to enjoy the healing power and social connectedness offered by in-person musical experiences.