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Singing the Praises

July 2, 2014

Residents and patients of Westview Health Care Center in Dayville were singing the praises of the Woodstock Academy National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Chapter 4297 TRI-M Music Honor Society as students performed various musical ensembles they had been rehearsing and performing throughout the year as part of their high school curriculum.

Instrumental Music Director Lauren Churchill and Fine Arts Department Chair/Vocal Music Director Amy Ranta proudly lead the day’s program and enjoyed the reactions of their audience as their talented group serenaded program attendees.

“We are so fortunate to be able to share the many fine talents of our students with such an appreciative audience,” said Amy Ranta. “Performing at Westview provides an avenue for us to give back and use the international language of music as a way to connect as a community.”

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.

“It was a great experience for all of the students”, remarked vocalist Austin Stone. “We have been trying to focus on more community involvement. Creating a connection with the residents through music is very fulfilling.”

Woodstock Academy has been one of the 5,500 chartered Tri-M chapters for approximately fifteen years and has guided, motivated and inspired thousands of their students with the gift of music and performance.

“It has been my experience that the Woodstock Academy Music Department has always offered great opportunities for growth and creativity under the direction of Ms. Ranta and Mrs. Churchill,“ stated Westview Administrator David Panteleakos. “We are always honored to have such a talented and enthusiastic group of individuals perform for the residents and patients who reside at Westview.”

Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.

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