Covid Connections is a collaborative goodwill effort to support and provide enjoyment for older adults during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. This effort is made possible by businesses/performers/providers who also serve older adults and wish to "give back" during this crisis by sharing virtual contributions. Their offerings include promotions, music and content of interest. We thank them for their spirit of goodwill and welcome contributions from others who also serve or support older adults.
New England Aquarium
Protecting the blue planet
"Why Do Penguins Molt?"
The doors may be temporarily closed, but there's still a lot going on at the New England Aquarium! They provide a host of amazing virtual presentations and videos that highlight the beauty and mystery of sea-life, the curiosity of aquatic animals and the importance of preserving the health of our planet by protecting our oceans. They also feature special presentations on Facebook (everyday at 11:00 am) and offer other stories and updates on Twitter and Instagram. (Continued)
Bob Desmarais - NH TUNES.BIZ
Singer, Guitarist & Entertainer
Video of "Bob's Sing Along"
Bob Desmarais is a talented and prolific NH-based singer, guitarist and performer, with over 1,000 performances to his credit. He provides live entertainment for private parties and functions, but is best known for “Bob’s Sing Along”, a one-hour show tailored specifically for engaging older audiences. He performs at senior centers and nursing homes, with sing-along selections ranging from the 1940’s to today and including everything from "traditional folk classics to golden age standards". (Continued)
Author, Motivational Speaker
"Animals of a New Earth", Part 1. Follow full podcast here.
Kerri Lake's life passion is to help people live life more fully and happily, without the fears/conflicts that often cloud our relationships or experiences. As the founder of "Generation of Harmony", she's a gifted facilitator, with great insight into the human spirit. Her programs identify "profoundly simple tools from within" that can be accessed to live with greater awareness, integrity and grace. Her new podcast, "Animals of a New Earth", explores "operating from the heart" via our experiences and relationships with animals.. (Continued).
Singer, Songwriter & Meriatrics Provider
“Awake, Arise” - A song of hope!
Tiffany MacNeil is a talented NH singer/songwriter from NH. Her music is authentic and thought-provoking, often celebrating our connections to nature, animals and ourselves. A love of horses inspires her work. Her newly released single, “Glance of Belle” (inspired by a mare named "Belle") shares a message of “hope and perspective during these difficult times”. That song complements a newly launched podcast, "Animals of a New Earth”. Tiffany is also a new Meriatrics provider. (Continued)
Kevin Driscoll Productions
Musical Ventriloquist & Entertainer
Kevin Driscoll is a talented musical ventriloquist/entertainer, from Framingham, MA, who enjoys performing for both the young, and, the "young at heart". For years, he has been "wowing" audiences with his funny and upbeat shows, which include his "Driscoll Dummies". Seniors especially enjoy his "Charlie McCarthy" performances. As an expression of goodwill and paying his business success forward, Kevin is offering free "Happy Birthday" singing telegrams for New England adults over 65. (Continued). .
"The Corona Virus Blues", with "Doug, the Talking Dog
Here on Earth Worship Band
Contemporary Worship Music
"Jesus I Trust In You" (Lyrics here)
"Here On Earth Worship" is a popular contemporary worship band, founded by young NH Seacoast musicians while providing music for confirmation classes in their local Catholic parish. Their mission is to help others build a closer relationship with God through music. In 2019, they cut their first single, "Jesus I Trust in You", the lyrics and melody of which were written by lead vocalist, Samantha Moore, during a time of personal challenge. The band is now very much in demand. (Continued)