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Hidden guitarist

It seems hipster cafes are everywhere, and many have adopted interesting themes to stand out from the crowd. I passed by one the other day with a live guitarist playing a 5 string guitar almost out of sight. The music though was loud enough to attract anyone passing by. It’s only when they seat themselves that they will see the guitarist in the back of the cafe. I wonder if their food is as good as the music 😀 .

A little jig maybe?

While hanging out outside one of those trendy cafes the other day waiting for a friend, I could help but notice the music playing inside that had my feet tapping. Is that a ha3500 playing or what? Not that I would be able to tell, hahaha. All I know is that the music made me want to dance right there and then. And quite frankly, if I weren’t so worried about embarrassing myself, I might just have done a little jig right there.

Inspired by a pianist

My friend has recently been inspired to learn the piano and she plans to start taking Northampton Massachusetts piano lessons in the fall. Who inspired her? Well, read on.

One of the restaurants we used to visit to celebrate birthdays and special occasions has recently been converted to a bar and grill, complete with live music where performers liven up the night. Some nights of the week, I’m told, they have live piano music which is perfect for those who prefer a gentle serenade.

My friend, having visited this restaurant several times, has been captivated by the piano. If only I could play like that guy, she says, his music is enchanting. And it’s true. There’s nothing like listening to the gentle sounds of the piano while you enjoy a nice meal.

Of course, she would have to go through the stages of learning to play the piano. She’s not going to be able to play like him right away. It’s a journey that will take years of practice, and yet it’s something that can be achieved as long as she sets her mind to it.

Jeff, the teacher she found who gives Northampton Massachusetts piano lessons, comes highly recommended as a patient and experienced piano teacher with a sense of humor. He works with both adults and children of all ages so those looking to start themselves or their children off learning the piano should definitely check out the curriculum that Jeff has to offer.

If you’re like my friend who can barely contain her excitement, I say it’s best to strike while the iron is hot. I believe it’s when you’re most highly motivated that you’re most likely to succeed. Jeff offers free information sessions where you can find out more about how to get started. From the reviews, I’m pretty sure it will be a lot of fun and you will soon be proud of your new skill.

Food for the eyes

As you know, we’re constantly on the lookout for new and interesting food. It’s so much fun trying out something you’ve never tasted before, or which is a twist from what you know and love.

Chefs are getting more creative so it’s not uncommon to be pleasantly surprised by what turns up at your table. Who knows if you might find an exotic flower, an animal-shaped fruit, or even a kent comb adorning the plate that appears in front of you? Isn’t it great that food is no longer for appeasing your tastebuds alone?

If you need an in-home caregiver

We were having dinner the other night when a friend mentioned that she has recently hired an in-home caregiver from Sun City Caregivers for her father who is now less mobile due to a recent fall. Her father lives alone and has always been very independent leading a busy social life. As a result of this fall, he feels lonely now that he can no longer lead his active social life. Having an in-home caregiver is the perfect arrangement as my friend and her husband both work and can’t be on hand to care of her father themselves. Furthermore, the caregiver provides companionship for her father while he is on the road to recovery.

If you’ve cared for a loved one, you will know that caring for an elderly family member can be a challenge both emotionally and physically which is why sometimes it’s best to entrust that care to a professional who is trained to provide that care. My friend chose Sun City Caregivers because they can manage all of the special healthcare needs of the elderly including personal hygiene assistance, transportation, meal preparation, medication reminders and even some light housekeeping work.

ServicesImg2-300x199If you have any customized needs, you can even arrange for services to be tailored based on your unique case and to your individual requirement. For instance, you can decide how many hours of care, or what level of care your loved one needs. The folks at Sun City are very flexible and would be only too happy to tailor their services to your requirement.

While providing care for the elderly person is important, I think what is even more important is that the companionship that the caregiver is able to offer to someone who may live alone or who may be feeling lonely and depressed. Oftentimes medication alone is not enough. The emotional well-being of a person plays a big part in their speedy recovery and comfort level. To have someone to talk to who is compassionate about their needs is half the battle won, if you ask me.

Sun City was founded over 25 years ago in 1984 by Linda Reynolds, CNA. Her group of trusted healthcare professionals not only provide excellent care, they also bring a personal touch to their service. Sun City boasts an impressive line-up of credentials, and have a long list of satisfied clients.

I think ultimately if you’re going to hire someone to look after your loved one, you want to know that they are in good hands and that their every need is being met. You don’t want to be worrying if they’re taking their meds on time, or if they are eating right, or if they made their doctor’s appointments. The Sun City caregiver will ensure everything runs like clockwork. The caregiver will help them with baths and getting dressed, prepare their meals, ensure they take their meds, transport them to their doctor’s appointments, even take care of their pets. And most importantly, provide companionship for them.

That sounds like a very comprehensive service to me. For family members, like my friend, who work full-time and have children to care for, that’s a huge weight off their shoulders not to have to worry about a thing except to drop in and visit them to see how they’re doing. It’s comforting to know the needs of their loved one are being taken care of, down to the minute details.

Sun City’s rates are affordable for the personal touch they provide. They have both an hourly rate as well as a daily flat rate for those who are considering round-the-clock care. If you need more info, go to their website (link above) to learn more, or call them for a free consultation, or to have them contact you with more info. There are client testimonials on their site. They even have a blog with general information as well as a list of services they offer, and basically all the information you will need. Of course, you can always contact them with your special needs and to discuss any questions you might have. They’d be more than happy to answer all your questions, and even provide free consultation. They are literally just a phone call away.

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