MacPhail Music for Life Student Stories-Ken, Marilyn

Ken and Marilyn
The Highlight of their Week

Ken and his wife, Marilyn, held hands with a little costumed Spider-Man as they belted out “Deep in the Heart of Texas” in their intergenerational program with MacPhail Music for Life ™. After a stroke, Ken became a resident of Ebenezer Ridges while Marilyn stayed in their home, but spent every day with Ken. Participating in the weekly music program, Marilyn said she saw how the music not only stimulated and energized Ken, but herself and the other residents too. Moving to the rhythms revitalized them, and singing and dancing with children – yes, even Spider-Man – became a highlight of their week.