A letter from the artist: Michael D. Purvis, BME
Music Outreach is an extension of my live musical outreach throughout
Indianapolis and its surrounding areas. During my years working
with the elderly, I have performed over five-thousand musical
programs for elder populations including: Healthcare, Alzheimer's,
Assisted Living, and Independent Living.
While at each facility, I perform a program which features my
singing and playing of guitar, banjitar, ukes, mandolin, recorder
and piano. Each time I visit a facility, I present an inspirational
theme, wrapping songs, stories, and poems around that theme. I
present groupings of beloved music featuring various instruments,
play "name the tune," present inspirational fare, and finish
with fun, good-bye oldies. I have been doing this for nearly
a decade, and love it very much.
The response from Activity Directors and residents
has been so positive that I am now sharing my original downloadable
books, recordings and videos through this, my website, Music-Outreach.com.
It is my sincere hope that these materials will
be of use to any person who has a beloved elder in their life,
works with elders, or cares for elders. Activity directors, leisure
service directors, social workers, pastors, nurses, aides, elder
companions, those visiting shut-ins, adult children with elderly
parents and grandparents... all of these should find my materials
most useful in cheering and uplifting elders.
My goal is to bring love, joy and healing to the elderly... not
profit. Accordingly, I have tried to put a price on each downloadable
book, recording or video file that is as low as possible. There
are, of course, many expenses involved with this Outreach. Know,
please, that your contribution, in the form of fees paid for downloading,
helps me to continue my work on behalf of the elderly and those
who serve them.
It is my wish that the important work you are doing with the elders
you love and serve will be enriched and enhanced through the use
of these materials. It is my further desire that you would
feel a sense of fulfillment in your dealings with these
dear souls who have so much wisdom and worth, so much to teach
us. If my creations can do the above, I will feel most gratified
I am knowing peace for you, and sending you good thoughts.
Thank you for your support of Music-Outreach!