Entries by Eyleen Braaten

It Goes Back to the Second Grade

When I was in second grade, my classroom visited a nursing home to play bingo.  The morning of the visit, my friend confided that she was nervous that the residents living with dementia or other memory loss would ask her repetitious questions. … Read more

Being Intentional this Thanksgiving

I am Edie Weinstein, a ninth grader at Visitation School, and an author of a new children’s book about dementia called Grandpa and Lucy.  I wrote this book to educate young people about dementia.  I am a Saint Paul native, and one of my favorite things in the world is spending time with my family.… Read more

Your Story is Important

We want to hear how you bring renewed purpose, learning, friendships, and just plain happiness to the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Write with stories of joy, sadness, and all the emotions in between. We would love to hear from you!… Read more

Giving Voice on Performance Today

Giving Voice recently was featured in an interview on Performance Today, America’s most popular classical music radio program.

Host Fred Child talked with Giving Voice’s two co-founders, Mary Lenard and Marge Ostroushko and was aired on nearly 300 public radio stations across the country and reach approximately 1.2 million weekly listeners.… Read more

Welcome to the Giving Voice Chorus Blog: A learning community

Dear Giving Voice Chorus Singers, Family Members, Caregivers and Others,

Welcome to the new Giving Voice Chorus blog!

We live in a world of enormous possibilities.  High-speed communications, social media, news, and information challenge our capacities and senses each day.  Many important ideas, understandings, and learnings also long to be shared on a deeper level. … Read more