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It's all about musical entertainment for senior citizens wherever they are. Senior citizen entertainment is a specialty. Here are tips, information, and useful links.

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Entertainment for an Independent Living Group

Elderly facility

These folks are usually on the ball.

They live in a community of similar folks who have clubs and events and are very much an active bunch.

Mostly these are 55 and older residences where residents usually have a nest egg and couldn't afford to be there on social security retirement money alone.

Here as an entertainer you have more room, to wind them up.

They usually want to dance and have requests and sometimes have alcohol served at musical entertainment events. Watch out for that cane!

These folks also have clubs/groups that will hire you separately from the facility management.

Couple Dancing

This is almost the same as playing a non-institutional private party.

You will need a larger repertoire of oldies with a group like this as they are more demanding than a nursing home group.

As I have mentioned elsewhere the songs that they knew during the romance years are going to be the favorites.

Newer senior friendly requests will come up, as well.

This situation is more like playing a gig at a hotel or at a resort than in an elderly facility.

The folks here are more upbeat in general

Older Generation

You may find that you prefer this sort of work more than the others and try to market yourself toward it more.

I don't focus on a specific senior age or abilities group but take jobs based on different criteria such as $$$$$.

I also consider the tedium of the miles that I have to drive and how well I have been treated there in the past.

 There are some places that have asked me to sign some papers that I do not agree with and are somewhat illegal.

I stopped working there as I will not be coerced into agreeing with any foolishness.

Of course, the mileage could be deductible. Tax information for musicians Disclaimer