Suncoast PACE Participant Martha Grifton Watches Show

Music is universal. It connects us, young and old.

In honor of MLK Day of Service on January 21, we spotlight a group of elementary students with hearing loss who perform live musical shows twice a year for participants at Suncoast PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), a member of Empath Health.

The Happy Hands Club of Cross Bayou Elementary School returned to the PACE day center last December for an afternoon of entertainment and Christmas tree trimming. They used sign language and costume props while performing a mix of popular show, holiday and contemporary songs.

PACE participant Martha Grifton stood up to watch, sing along and move to the music that day.

“When I hear music, it makes me want to dance,” Grifton expressed.

Happy Hands Club Performs

The performance dazzled and inspired her.

“They are cute. They do good with sign language. I would like to learn,” she shared.

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