Our friend and colleague JoAnn Jordan over at Music2Spark brought to our attention that the second week of September is Assisted Living Week! The theme for the week this year is Homemade Happiness.
Who doesn’t love a little happy music? JoAnn inspired me to put together some “Happiness” themed groups for my older adult groups. Here’s a list of some of my favorite music for older adults about being happy and smiling. Check it out!
Songs about Happiness for Older Adults
- When You’re Smiling
- Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
- I’ve Got a Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy
- He Has Made Me Glad
- Put on a Happy Face
- You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile
- Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
- I’ve Got Peace Like a River
- Don’t Worry, Be Happy
- What a Wonderful World
Got any to add to the list? Leave a comment! Be happy, and give someone a smile this week!
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