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"Joy Perrin knows how to connect with a deeply profound and touching 
way truly unique for an entertainer in this 
field. she is truly a blessing to the recovering 
short term Rehab folks and the long term 
depressed,  frail, and lonely seniors."
Connie Hirschmugl
Activities Smith Ranch Care Center 2004
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Since 1993, Joy Perrin has been entertaining and engaging patients in care centers, health centers,
nursing homes, hospitals, adult day programs. This includes extensive work with seniors, stroke patients,
memory-impaired, traumatic brain-injured, developmentally disabled, and vocational rehab clients.

She serves 'Life-Care Communities' often providing dual services of : a concert for assisted and independent residents, followed or preceded by a 'therapeutic interactive' separate session for Health Center or memory-impaired residents.

Another program is therapeutic 'strolling minstrel' musical room visits, encouraging participation and interaction, a
nd provides detailed written documentation of patient involvement (or non-involvement), and responses.
For a THERAPEUTIC MUSICSLIDESHOW (double click here)
      Benefits of Therapeutic Music interaction 
• Anxiety and stress reduction  
• Awareness of self and environment  •  Emotional Intimacy 
• Memory recall  • Mood and emotional elevation  • Nonpharmacologic pain management 
• Sense of control  • Social interaction  • Stimulation  • Structure  •Verbal fluency

"Sometimes what you do seems to help these patients more than anything we can do." David H. Berman, M.D., 2005 President-Marin Medical Group, Inc.

                                                        Joy's Therapeutic Bio/Resumé 

2003-2008:  Serving healthcenters, care centers, hospitals and adult day programs in northern California

1999-2003:  Served hospitals, nursing homes, veterans homes, adult daycares, rehabs, blind guilds, occupational
                  rehabs NYC 5-boroughs, Long Island, New Jersey; under Lee Perry Gross Music and Entertainment.

1992-1999:   Regular entertainer NYC tri-state area for H.A.I. (Hospital Audiences Incorporated. NYC), and Daytop program, 
                   serving hospitals, rehab centers, mental hospitals

1965-           Veteran's hospitals, prisons, some senior homes (As a young teen and throughout (simultaneous to) a 
                   30+ year nightclub career