Mudcat Café message #2288031 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109300   Message #2288031
Posted By: KT
14-Mar-08 - 03:24 AM
Thread Name: Gigs (that pay better than coffee houses)
Subject: RE: Gigs (that pay better than coffee houses)
Gotcha, Genie. That's a different ball of wax. And I agree with you completely, that those kinds of interruptions should be minimized, if not eliminated. Concert ettiquette should be practiced for the quality of experience for the residents and out of respect for the performer. To have interruptions like the kind you describe, is not only disrespectful of both performer and audience, it diminishes enjoyment of the experience, and in some cases, can actually agitate an audience member for whom the extraneous noise is too overstimulating.

It may be worthwhile to meet with the activity director to discuss the problem, with the focus being on the residents' enjoyment. If he/she is competent, then the best interests of the residents should be first and foremost. Maybe arm yourself with some research to support your cause, and present it as a point of interest. Then you could present your cause.

Music is SO beneficial for the aging mind....it's a shame to have opportunites missed because of unaware or uninformed staff.

Genie, how many hours a week do you do this work?
KT