Leading Age

 

APD Lifecare is part of a national non-profit organization called LeadingAge. There are over 5,000 members in this organization which is comprised of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and Life Plan Communities (formally known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities-CCRC). At the associations meeting in 2014 (in Nashville) the following song was commissioned and produced for our industry. Since its release, several communities have adapted it for their communities. We at Lifecare intend to do the same. In the interim we hope you enjoy the melody and the lyrics.

 

Listen to the song here!

The Way I Get Paid

I watch a college graduate

Walk across a stage

Accepting a diploma

At 80 years of age

And I say that’s the way

That I get paid

I help a great grandmother

Share the wisdom she has earned

With young expectant mothers

Who hang on every word

You see, that’s the way

That I get paid

I have come to respect

And to revere

These souls so full of life

So full of years

We are standing on the shoulders

Of a generation older and wiser and

Very much alive, how foolish to ignore

These souls who’ve come before

Just when we need them in our lives

Now’s the time …I want to help them thrive!

You ought to see my good friend Leo

Co-piloting a plane

Meredith’s sunflowers

Or Jesse’s model trains

Or listen to Elizabeth

As she lovingly explains

All the trials she overcame

That’s the way I get paid

I have come to respect

And to revere

These souls so full of life

So full of years