NOTICE: Due to current WORLDWIDE HEALTH ALERTS, I have decided to postpone my Passion Project Tour to all 107 nursing homes in South Dakota. Some might say, “wait it out and still do it this year”. I appreciate that, but scheduling 107 visits encompasses most of a year, It takes tremendous coordination, time management, scheduling, and road management. A full year is needed to make this happen. Doing this in 2021 will enable me to serve efficiently and effectively. Meantime we lift these folks up in prayer for continued good health.
********You can still listen to and read previous articles about the tour below:
Listen here on South Dakota Public radio:
Read about it in Black Hills Women Magazine-click link and go to page 18.
Her mom has Alzheimer’s…
Kimberly Kaye was raised on country music and has vivid memories of her mom singing and dancing while playing the country greats on the radio and record player.
Although her mom does not recognize her, when Kimberly Kaye opens up her guitar case her mom lights up! When she begins to play, it is evident music is the universal language of love that bonds her with her mother forever.
Kimberly Kaye is following her passion for the “Generation Before Her”. This generation has influenced her greatly in her musical pursuits. She wants to bring a casual visit, a song and/or a story, to those residents in the nursing homes in South Dakota who might not be able to get out and socialize. She wants to hear the stories of their lives and share moments of reminiscence.
Her goal in this worthy venture is to not only touch lives, but create an awareness of the rich history, knowledge, and stories of the generation before us. These folks are not to be forgotten as they live out their final years in the nursing homes across the state. I want to inspire organizations young and old to include our seniors and help to enrich lives in reciprocity.
She plans to travel the entire state of South Dakota in 2020. With permission from facilities, compliance to HIPAA, and respect for residents, bring love, laughter, and song.
Kimberly Kaye is inspired by the many musicians across the great state of South Dakota also spending quality time with residents in nursing homes. She is their biggest cheerleader. This Passion Project is also dedicated to these musicians in hopes of inspiring more to follow their lead.
Kimberly Kaye is a licensed pastor with the United Church of Christ in Belle Fourche South Dakota. She works part time as their visitation pastor. The bulk of her time is spent on the road in song, in ministry, and speaking at women’s organizations.
If you have a loved one you wish for her to see please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
If you are a facility wishing to have her stop by email her at email@example.com.
Special Thanks to Teton Guitars for being part of this 2020 Tour.
She wrote this song for her mom. It depicts the pain of Alzheimer’s for loved ones and families.