The coronavirus has changed our lives in many ways, and whether I like it or not, I have grown used to a “new normal” way of living. However, the holiday season reminds me more than ever of what we are missing. Normally, the Backstrokes would be out singing Christmas carols in our favorite skilled nursing facilities with our friends in long-term care, many of whom are stroke and brain injury survivors no longer able to live with their families. We miss singing with all of them very much.
The Backstrokes group has continued to sing together online every week since March, and over time we’ve figured out how to make it fun and engaging, and have been pleased to welcome new group members from other cities and states. While I look forward to the time that the Portland folks can once again meet in person, I am also excited to continue the online group for those who do not have access to local music programs.
We hope you will sing Christmas Carols with us on Tuesday, December 15th! See details below.