“The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” at Arista Care, South Plainfield, N.J.

Published June 6, 2015 by Maryanne

SAM_7588Ruben Castillo as “Elvis Presley”

This afternoon Pear Tree Enterprises (https://peartreeenterprises.wordpress.com/) was proud to present the Learn and Listen series, “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” featuring Ruben Castillo as Elvis Presley (http://www.soundsofelvis.webs.com/).

This my fourth time at this particular Arista Care facility, as the residents are awesome and keep requesting me. One in particular got excited when she saw me and said she remembered me from my “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” presentation.

But today was extra special to present a half hour bio of Elvis and then have Ruben perform. One resident was so excited, she got up out of her seat and started dancing — without her walker!!

Elvis hits included: “Hurt” (my favorite because it was my grandmother’s favorite), “How Great Thou Art,” “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” “It’s Now or Never,” and “The Impossible Dream.”

Special thanks to Patricia Castillo for doing the sound.

SAM_7589Even a King needs a break!

SAM_7590Happy resident dances without walker!

(Photo used with permission)

If you’d like to have the “Learn and Listen Series, featuring the Music of Elvis Presley” at your library or other organization, please contact Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta for pricing and availability at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

9 comments on ““The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” at Arista Care, South Plainfield, N.J.

  • i work in a geriatric home and even though this one actually has a lot events compared to prior jobs i dont think ive seen something like this happening there but for sure everyone would be as excited!

    • That’s awesome you work in a geriatric home. What do you do there? I always try to come up with fun events and lectures for the libraries and assisted living facilities. Even though I love being a writer and journalist, public speaking is fun too, so it’s part of my business 🙂

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