Caption: Jules Bashkin, Credit: Catie Talarski
Image by: Catie Talarski 
Jules Bashkin 

"Survivors" Rock the Senior Circuit

From: Catie Talarski
Length: 05:21

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An old timer band rocks the senior living circuit

Jules_small A few years ago a recently retired armament repairman was looking for a way to spend his free time playing music.  He found other seasoned musicians interested in meeting for an occasional jam session at the Wallingford Senior Center in Connecticut. The musicians became the Senior Center "house band", calling themselves the "Survivors"-- Now they’ve moved out of Wallingford and onto the road. WNPR producer Catie Talarski met up with the band at "The Orchards at Southington" -- a senior living community.

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Piece Description

A few years ago a recently retired armament repairman was looking for a way to spend his free time playing music.  He found other seasoned musicians interested in meeting for an occasional jam session at the Wallingford Senior Center in Connecticut. The musicians became the Senior Center "house band", calling themselves the "Survivors"-- Now they’ve moved out of Wallingford and onto the road. WNPR producer Catie Talarski met up with the band at "The Orchards at Southington" -- a senior living community.

survivorssb.com 

Broadcast History

Aired on WNPR's Where We Live 4 /23/12
http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/content/wnpr/where-we-live-aging-brain