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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

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SF Explorer Lynn explains how she and her neighbors use music to lift their spirits during self-isolation. There is a spacious mezzanine in her residential building where she and others can safely assemble while maintaining social distancing. Every Wednesday and Sunday they gather to participate in the program - which has been come to be known as "Cabin Fever." An organizer hands out song sheets (3 songs per episode) to people on the mezzanine, who are joined by others out on their interior balconies. It seems to be a resounding hit.

Other members add:

  • One listens to disco on radio to dance on her own at home.
  • Singing may propel droplets greater than 6 feet. Singing through masks would help.
  • Another audits her church's services on Facebook, and she prints the programs beforehand so she can follow the music and messages. 
  • "I listen to music on Pandora, Sirius, and iTunes."
  • An opera fan says that the Metropolitan Opera is streaming past performances via Met Live HD 23 hours a day at metopera.org
  • SF Jazz is streaming live music to subscribers.

  Finally, Explorer Steve shares that TheaterWorks is streaming their entire last play to subscribers, since the season was closed after opening night due to the virus. All agreed that they are finding ways to cope by finding music to make their days more pleasant despite the circumstances.




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Key words: 
self isolation aids, music therapy, Isolation and Loneliness