Musical Talents Bring Joy to Greater Community
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Residents at Brightview Bel Air have a passion for using their musical talents to give back.
Weekly, hour-long rehearsals on Mondays prepare the twenty member group - known as the Elderlighters - for their performances in and around the community.
Manna House, the first soup kitchen in Harford County dedicated to assisting families in need, is one of the group's favorite venues. With volunteer Bette Scarborough on piano, The Elderlighters share their music during afternoons of lunch and fellowship.
Sis, Sally and Marge, a few resident leaders, encourage you to give non-perishable food items to Manna House by visiting their website at http://belairchurch.org/serve/17.
"Giving back brings everyone together," explains Taylor Zimmerman, Vibrant Living Director, who also conducts The Elderlighters. "Residents enjoy sharing their gift of music and spreading joy throughout the community."
"The Elderlighters really lift the spirits of the families we serve as well as our volunteers," explained Sandy Gorrell, Director of Manna House. "Everyone looks forward to them being part of the day."
"At Brightview, residents continue to lead the way," adds Jen Bourgeois, Executive Director. "They set an outstanding example for us all."