On Wednesday, June 24th at 2:00 p.m. EST, residents of Meridian Senior Living communities were delighted to enjoy a live Facebook Concert performed by various musicians across the country as part of the Virtually Yours Music Series. Hosted by Cat Ridgeway, Virtually Yours Music Series streamed its sixth and final concert for an hour while 2.4 k residents, resident families, staff members and friends watched and listened. There were over 250 engagements as viewers expressed their gratitude and enjoyment by posting comments. The selection of music tracks performed were based on specific requests of residents living in the more than 75 Meridian Senior Living communities in 21 states. Music genres in the playlist included classical, big band, 50’s rock, 60’s rock, easy listening and contemporary tunes.
This generous gift of music was brought to Meridian Senior Living by the Virtually Yours Music Series founded by Sabrina and Dominique Baeta. The Virtually Yours Music Series delivers virtual concerts on Facebook Live performed by a diverse talented group of musicians. The tracks on the playlist are requested by residents of senior living facilities prior to the concert. The Virtually Yours Music Series seeks to bring joy and connections to individuals in these isolating times brought about by COVID-19.
“We cannot express our appreciation to The Virtually Yours Music Series for their generous gift during these challenging times, when visits can be limited for safety,” says Kevin Carlin, Principal and Chief Sales Officer of Meridian Senior Living. “The music brought joy and engagement opportunities to our communities which can be a key part in supporting positive emotional, mental, cognitive and physical health.”
“We have been working with Sabrina Baeta and her team since April, to bring the joys of familiar music to our residents virtually from musicians across the nation, says Jason Nieves, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing of Meridian Senior Living. “When I was contacted by Sabrina, I did not hesitate to bring this amazing opportunity to our communities. I knew immediately this would be something that would bring a smile to our residents’ faces during an extremely challenging time. It has been a pleasure to support these talented group of young musicians in their journey to bring the sound of music to our seniors – we truly couldn’t be more appreciative of their generosity.”
A recording of The Virtually Yours concert can be viewed on Facebook here.