Senior Outreach

As a full time caregiver for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dennis came to realize the value of music in the lives of people with memory issues. He became a board member of The Ashland Memory Care Center, and remained a participating member for over ten years. His weekly performances at the Memory Care Center, playing the popular music of the 30’s and 40’s on his clarinet, as well as singing and sharing stories, led to weekly and monthly brain-gym performances (residents guess the song title or composer) at several group homes throughout the Rogue Valley, where he still plays regularly. His stories and humor always make these sessions great fun!

In senior settings where memory issues aren’t central (i.e., retirement homes), Dennis is able to expand on his knowledge of the composers and their lives. For special events he’ll often add additional instruments.

Information and Booking

“Dennis Freese has been playing music and singing in my senior care home for over three years. All of my residents love Dennis and look forward to seeing him every week.”
-Kathy Petersen, Owner, Oxford Gardens Senior Care Home, Ashland, OR
“Dennis is an amazing part of our entertainment line up….he sits down and relates to the residents… has a warm heart…..residents talk, he responds with musical history, song and his magical clarinet. His performances are interactive, entertaining and he shares in a relaxed unassuming manner. He really knows how to connect and is “great with all of us old people.” He is top-notch!”
– Cori Magarian (& Residents), Activity Director, Skylark Assisted Living, Ashland, OR
“Dennis Freese has been coming into my senior home on a weekly basis for 7 years. I have been grateful for the joy and fond memories that he brings to share with my residents. He is timely, and very reliable. He not only plays songs that they remember fondly, he shares their enthusiasm. He has always been popular with the residents of my home. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to provide entertainment to seniors.”
– Bobbi Campbell, Ashwood Senior Home, Ashland, OR

  • Dennis Freese entertains and educates at senior communities and memory care centers


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