On our first day back, the professors gave us a breakdown of the plans for the quarter, and then spoke to each group about their HAP’s. For my HAP, I teamed up with John, Jessica, and Stephanie to try and form a choir at a dementia care center. Because we know that music helps with memory and makes people feel good, we hope that our HAP will be able to make a difference in the lives of the elderly with dementia by bringing music into their lives. Currently, we are in contact with Seasons at La Jolla and we are going to meet head of the center, Barrett, this upcoming Saturday. I was a bit scared to form our choir at Seasons because Barrett has really bad reviews on Yelp, but he seemed nice on the phone so hopefully it works out. The professors said that we would make a bigger impact if we tried to hold classes weekly, but it is difficult for us because as college students things always come up and we are always busy. Though I don’t have much free time this quarter, I want to try my best in giving to the dementia center and sharing my love of music with the elderly at Seasons. A few challenges that I foresee are organization, music genres, and interest. I feel that it will be hard to get the choir started and get people involved, but once we settle in I’m sure it will be fine. The issue with music genres is that the seniors at the center might have a wide age range, making it hard to decide what songs would be best for them to sing. Lastly, I hope that our choir is fun and exciting enough for the seniors to want to continue doing it and to build social relationships with us.