Java Kitrick2018 Grant Awardees

One of our favorite Pufflings, Scott Roberts, as been bringing folk music and old standards back into the lives of often time forgotten folks who live in long term care facilities which include, independent, assisted and memory care units. Too many of these residents hunger for companionship and the human touch and by bringing in musicians to these facilities Mr. Roberts and company are also bringing in fun, sparking memories with the “oldies but goodies” these seniors had grown up with. Remarkable this niche brings out memories long forgotten but indelibly remembered once the music begins. This is Hootenanny Ministry lifts spirits, heals and energizes not only the residents but also their caregivers. Mr. Roberts, also known as Mr. Boost is also found wandering around hospital corridors stopping in patients’ rooms and serenading them with a song or two.