Spotlight on Seniors
a chapter of National Assistance League®
Spotlight On Seniors is an Assistance League Conejo Valley philanthropic program started in early 2008 to bring musical entertainment to seniors throughout our communities. The group is called HomeMade Jammers and offers a show that features ukuleles, guitar and a little soft shoe.
We are 9 chapter members and 3 community volunteers strong and it has to be the most satisfying program not only for the seniors but for us as well. Their gratification goes a long way! Looking out, watching them singing along, knowing all the “oldie but goodie” songs we have been playing for the last 7 years - this is what brings us joy! Each year we are privileged to play and sing for approximately 1000 seniors! The Church of the Epiphany has generously allowed us to practice every Monday in their Music Room.
Following our performances, we greet these very special people and listen to their comments. The usual one is “Can you come again soon – maybe everyday?”
We also have the privilege of playing for senior groups in the communities that perform wonderful acts of philanthropy, and this is our way of giving back and saying thank you for all that they do.
We love to share our “talent” with anyone who would like to play the ukulele and join us in this special venture.
We received the following Thank You note from the Malibu Senior Center after our performance in October.
"Dear HomeMade Jammers,
Thank you all very much for performing during the luncheon. The seniors loved the songs and we heard many of them singing aloud and along to the beautiful music you guys were playing. We would be remiss if we didn’t let you guys know how much we enjoyed your Halloween attire as well! It went very well with our “Halloween-y” luncheon theme. We wish you all the best and appreciate your talents." ~ Malibu Senior Center