These two songs, “Danny Boy” and “Come Back to Sorrento” are being sung by 85-year old Orlando Bellomo, a resident at Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Ohio.
Orlando has been working with our talented board certified music therapist, Jude Jones (who rehearsed with Orlando and accompanied him on the piano) since March 2011, shortly after he moved to the Health Care Center at Cedar Village for medical reasons. Music therapy has been prescribed to provide him with a leisure outlet to help rekindle his musical skills and talents.
Singing has always been a passion of Orlando’s since his young adult years when he took voice lessons. The Cedar Village mission is that aging will be an enriching and fulfilling experience. We truly believe that “Life begins at Cedar Village,” (our tag line) and Orlando is living his dream and his life is truly enriched. He enjoys performing both formally and informally (when throughout the day he spontaneously breaks into song in both Italian and English).