Live music returns to Kansas senior living community

Posted on: April 29, 2021

“Now that many senior living communities are vaccinated and allowing visitors again, performers are bringing live music to an appreciative audience,” writes Nathan Vickers in Wednesday’s (4/28) KCTV (Kansas City, MO). “Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, Stan Stuckey used to play the piano at the Cedar Lake Village in Olathe [Kansas] every week. In April he returned for the first time in more than a year to perform a variety of classical music, Broadway tunes and contemporary hits…. When his fingers found their rhythm on his first day back, the feet in the crowd found theirs, too. They tapped their toes as he played Scott Joplin’s ‘The Entertainer.’ … Mary and Lloyd Brown have missed listening to him perform…. As Stuckey played ‘Edelweiss’ from The Sound of Music Lloyd twirled Mary in the hall.… Carl Kruse, who began taking lessons as a 7-year-old boy, often unboxes his violin to play folk tunes alongside Stuckey. ‘When you get up in your 80s and 90s it’s good to have something like that that you enjoy,’ said Kruse, who is 84…. ‘Music is all about making people feel a little better than they were when you first started playing,’ Stuckey said.”