What Recreation Directors Are Saying…

TESTIMONIALS

“I can’t thank you enough for the brilliant DVDs Brentwood purchased. The residents absolutely love them!” Clauris Stevens, family member, Brentwood Village, Kincumber, NSW, Australia.

“My staff and I are so excited about the new DVDs! They love the pace of the music. They find your music easy for the residents to follow along.” Ginette Trebunia, Recreation Manager, Bow-crest Care Centre, Alberta, Canada.

The songs you interpret are done in such a fun and positive way, the residents beam when I play them. Of all the activities I have created, this one works the best BY FAR. Even those at later stage show real animation when I play them”.  Adam Witcombe, Activity Director, Bloomfield Care Centre, Bristol, England.

“Susie, I shared your videos with my residents and they ALL LOVE YOU! I would like to order all your new ones!”  Beth Poole ADC/MC, AP-BC, Activity Director, Lodge Lane Assisted Living, Delaware, USA.

“Your DVDs are a big hit with my first floor residents, and it truly eliminated some responsive behaviors for 3 of our residents. It was a wonderful atmosphere and your DVDs engaged the residents with little to no staff interference. Thank you so much.” Corey Francis, Recreation Manager, Valleyview Care Centre, Manitoba, Canada.

“Susie, we have two ladies that can be in a state of anxiety/or anger, and there is almost nothing we can do to calm them. As soon as we put your DVDs in, they start to sing along and can be content for an hour or more.” Carolyn Hodges, Recreation Director, Meadowview Villa, Ontario, Canada.

“Our Adult Day Club has all your DVDs and really enjoy them!” Laurie Young, Activity Director, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

“Susie, we have a bi-weekly sing-along with your DVDs. Our residents love it!” Kim Luckhardt, Programs Manager, PeopleCare AR Goudie, Ontario, Canada.

“Susie, all our residents love your music. We have one resident, in particular, who is totally in love with your music! You keep her total attention until it’s finished.” Sue Ellen Derrah, Activity Director, Central Carlton Nursing Home, New Brunswick, Canada.

“Just wanted to pass on a big “thank-you” for the wonderful music you provide. The staff and clients have a lot of fun when we play your DVDs.”  Roxanne, Shirley and Dawn, Adult Day Centre staff, Herb Bassett Home, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“Hi Susie, I want to tell you that our higher behavior units participate with YOU almost everyday. Our nursing staff insist on us playing your DVDs during sun downing time, right before supper time everyday.” Julie Streit, Programs Manager, Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for all your talented work. You make faces SHINE.”  Kathy Kirby, family member, Alberta, Canada.

“Susie, I just want to tell you how easy it is for our residents to sing along with your music. The songs are not too high and not too low. Everyone is singing! Donna Newbury, Recreation Coordinator, Sasko Park Lodge and Newmarket Manor, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“We truly love your DVDs!  Donna Making, Mount Royal Care Centre, Revera Living, Alberta, Canada.

“The residents love Susie’s DVDs. Great to put on and entertain the residents when I’m busy doing other things.” Betty Jean Hill, Program Director, Glenboro Personal Care Home, Manitoba, Canada.

“We have received your new DVDs, and they are terrific!” Brenda Neuman, Recreation Therapist, Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre, Alberta, Canada.

“Residents love Susie Q’s performances!” Shannon Brown, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Parkwood Hospital, Ontario, Canada.

“Susie, we look forward to your new sing along DVDs. Our residents really enjoyed the last ones!” Marina Atkins, Recreation Coordinator, Greenfield Shepherd’s Care Foundation, Alberta, Canada.

“We have Susie in every month. The residents love to sing along with her!” Paula and Laina, Valleyview Day Program, Ontario, Canada.

“Our residents love your DVDs!” Kim MacDonald, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Nova Scotia, Canada.

“Susie, the residents absolutely love your Sing-Along DVDs. The staff is also impressed.” Carol Neil, Recreation and Program Services Manager, Long Term Care and Retirement, Chelsey Park, Ontario, Canada.

“The resident’s love your DVDs. They are singing, humming, and tapping their feet to the music. Even the staff are singing.” Evelyn Ogg, Activities Director, St. Paul’s Home, Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.

“Our residents and staff really enjoy your talent. The 50’s Fun! music brings our lounges to life.” Jennifer Vaughn, BScTR, RecT, Director Recreation Therapy, Bow View Manor, Alberta, Canada.

“Susie, I just want you to know, your music for seniors is fabulous!” Susan Boisvert, Recreation Manager, Fairview Personal Care Home, Manitoba, Canada.

“Our residents really enjoy all the DVDs we’ve purchased. Please send us your two new ones. We can’t wait to hear them!” Debbie Richardson, Sunnywood Manor, Pine Falls, Manitoba, Canada.

“Our residents love to play the tambourines when we sing to your DVDs…which is often!” Jennifer Taylor, Activity & Program Director, Capital Care, Grandview, Alberta, Canada.

“We just received your 2 new DVD`s and our residents on our Special Care Unit just love them!  Marcy Welsh, Manager Recreation and Physiotherapy, Strathmere Lodge, Ontario, Canada.

“We sang along this afternoon and it was wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your music and beautiful voice with us.” Cindy Kolybaba, Activity Dept. Hudson Bay Health Care Facility, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“Our residents are loving your DVDs. Please send us your 2 new ones!” Shirley McCutcheon, Activity Manager, Boyne Lodge, Manitoba, Canada.

“We are so excited to get your new DVDs. The residents really enjoy them!” Lonnie Pakos, Recreation Coordinator, Mayfair Care Centre, Alberta, Canada.

Susie’s voice is a recognizable and soothing therapy for our residents in the dementia unit.” Sandra Brown, Activation Dept, Alzheimer’s Unit, Valleyview Home, Ontario, Canada.

“Hi Susie, most of the residents know the songs and are able to sing along. We look forward to your next DVD eagerly!” Janet Dies, Activity Director, Caressant Care, Ontario, Canada.

“I just want you to know that the last two DVDs we bought are very entertaining for our residents.” Cheryl Chorney, Recreation Coordinator, Porteous Lodge Nursing Home, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“Susie, thank you very much. Our residents in our long-term care home are really enjoying your DVDs.” Rose Steen, Lead Life Enrichment, St. Joseph’s Villa, Ontario, Canada.

“We are REALLY enjoying your DVDs with our residents and families!”
Jennifer Felitsyn, Recreation Therapist, Radway CC Centre, Alberta, Canada.

“Your DVDs are a good form of entertainment for our residents. Even if they can’t sing along, the residents are enjoying all these familiar songs.”  Dorothy Androsoff, Recreation Director, Villa Pascal, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“Your DVDs are great for weekends and for afternoons when we have cancellations with our own entertainment. Hope you continue making them!” Julie Mason, Activity Supervisor, Westman Nursing Home, Manitoba, Canada.

“We would be interested in ordering both of your new DVD’s.  Our Residents love them!  We find the sound and picture quality are very good as well.” Shelly Hargreaves, Dinsdale PCH, Manitoba, Canada.

“We love your DVDs here in Streetsville!” Lorraine, Leisureworld, Ontario, Canada.

“Susie, our residents really love your sing-along DVDs.” Jeannette Beauregard, Extendicare,Ontario, Canada.

“I can’t wait to surprise the residents with your new DVDs. It will make our residents day!” Amy Bensette, Recreation Director, Heritage Glen, Ontario, Canada.

“We want all four new ones! The residents LOVE YOU!!” Kayla Doiron, Director Recreation Therapy, The Brenda Strafford Foundation, Alberta, Canada.

“I just wanted to communicate to you, that I personally had the opportunity to watch Movie Magic video with some residents yesterday and they thoroughly enjoyed it and were singing along.  Thank you again!”  Angelina Lewis, Hillcrest Village, Ontario, Canada.

“Susie, our residents love to sing along with your DVDs. Even those who are non-responsive are tapping their toes.” Roxanne Espenell, Tiger Hills, Manitoba, Canada.

4 thoughts on “What Recreation Directors Are Saying…

  1. Our residents absolutely love your DVDs. We have them all and we want more! Keep them coming! – Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, PA, USA

  2. Susie, our residents of all levels of dementia/alertness love the first video we purchased from you. We see more involvement by residents in singing along than any other type of media we can offer them with exception of live music. Keep more coming because we are going to purchase more of them very soon. One resident suggested that since you have already created the 50’s and 70’s that you might consider some of the more upbeat music of the 60’s for your next music video. Thank you so much for making more modern, responsive music videos and for your precious time.

    • Hi Jessie! Thank you for your comment. It is so great to hear how responsive your residents are. It really reinforces why I do what I do:)
      You might want to check out Ramblin’ Rose. It has a few peppy songs from the 60’s! Susie Q

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