Now I am in Ecuador and you can imagine the change and adaptations. We have been to Hogar Cristro Rey, an assisted living facility in Cuenca, actually located in an historic old building with beautiful courtyards.
It’s like being outside in a courtyard—light and beautiful, and a little cold. Notice the coats. I played music, and Karen did some of the simple movements for the elders.
We go once a month to Hogar Cristo Rey. The challenge is to adapt the program to their abilities and needs and to work with the translator. The music is so universal that this helps pull it all together.