December 23, 2021
“Let the chaos of the world gently melt away —
And in that breathe, all is clear for one instant on that day —
Let that moment hold on your whole year through,
I pray for your peace, purpose and happiness, that’s my wish for you.”
Yesterday afternoon, our incredible artists brought their warmth, compassion and infectious joy to the zoom room, making spirits bright in a fantastic Holiday SFYS Celebration with the NYU Langone Memory Care Family Support Program, our final virtual session of the year.
As I sat back and listened to their beautiful performances, and watched as our audience came alive, dancing, singing or simply swaying along, I felt an immense sense of gratitude. Gratitude for our community of volunteer artists who in such a wild year have given so much of their time and talents to bring joy to others, gratitude for the extraordinary and dedicated recreation directors who go above and beyond to connect us with their communities, and gratitude for our seniors, who’ve given us more than they’ll ever know.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Happy Holidays!