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This retirement community brings its residents together with music

Director of volunteer services Bonnie Stover says despite their dementia, many of the residents are able to sing most of the songs from memory.
Director of volunteer services Bonnie Stover says despite their dementia, many of the residents are able to sing most of the songs from memory.
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At senior living facilities there can be divisions between residents who suffer from dementia and residents who live more independently. To bring the two groups together, volunteers and staff at Villa Gardens in Pasadena started a choir. The "Joyful Hearts" choir will perform its Spring Concert on May 23.