A Banjo Concert at Sunrise

Megan Ray  |  August 15, 2011

Hand looking over musicWhen the clock strikes three, it's a special day every day at Sunrise Senior Living, according to The Arizona Daily Star. This is the social part of the day, when residents get to enjoy all sorts of different entertainment activities and events. Drinks and sandwiches are served as the events unfold.

Last Friday was even more exciting than most, as a group of banjo players called The Arizona Banjo Blasters took to the stage and started belting out tunes ranging from "You're a Grand Old Flag" to "Ain't She Sweet?"

Doug O'Brien, one of the players in the band, explained to the publication that some of the members have been twanging away at their banjos for 60 or 70 years. The best part about the experience for O'Brien was the crowd's enthusiasm for the concert.

"Sometimes they will smile and sing along, tap their feet, and we know we are making them happy," he said to The Star. "That's the point of the whole thing, 'cause we are doing this for fun. If you're not having fun, you shouldn't be doing this."

Sunrise senior living communities provide residents with a warm, family atmosphere where experienced caretakers can tend to their every need and come up with creative ways to make sure everyone is active and engaged.