Susan Handelman... Empowerment for Acting

Donating Time & Talent at the Friend Center

After attending a program at The Friend Center for Alzheimer's Care in Deerfield, where children were entertaining the seniors. I was so touched, I decided I would donate my time and call upon some of the wonderful talented young people I coach to create an hour of song that would really "speak" to this audience. My students embraced the idea with heart and soul! With the help of Stevi Marks, who is Music director from the GRAMMY Signature School, Glenbrook South High School, we created a wonderful hour of entertainment for The Friend Center. The seniors were delighted as they sang along with the songs, and some even danced to the music. The families and friends of the performers who attended were charmed as well. The first event was on 11.22.09 -- and the beat goes on!