Health First Choir ‘The Wellagains’ Visit Trinity Towers South for Impromptu Christmas Performance
‘We Can Sing Music and Sow the Seeds of Wellness’
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – If we’ve heard them once, we’ve heard them a hundred times, and they never fail to bring a smile to our faces.
“The thing about Christmas music – everyone knows the words,” says Sean Michaels, Vice President of IT Operations at Health First, who leads the Health First choir, The Wellagains.
On December 16, the choir stopped by Trinity Towers South for a short performance of seasonal standards that included “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Deck the Halls,” “Let it Snow,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “White Christmas” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
“The profession we are in is people. What we did, I hope, showed them that we care, that we want to be a part of everything they care about,” said LaToya Jones, a Health First Health Plans sales representative.
“I studied music, and music helps to frame people’s thoughts,” said Jessica Hicks, a fellow Health Plans associate. “So we can sing music and sow seeds of wellness … because music brings joy.”
“It was wonderful – I like good music, good singing,” said resident Stephanie Weaver. “This might have been short, but it’s a big deal to me. I turned 72 yesterday! I feel like celebrating.”
“It all goes back to ‘Wellness starts with “WE” ’ – it’s not always about what we are putting into our bodies, it’s also about what are we putting out for others,” said Hicks.
“I appreciate that Health First gives us the opportunity to do something like this at Trinity Towers,” said Ben Aubin, a supervisor for Health First Medical Group. “There aren’t too many workplaces that allow for their employees during work hours to come out and do something like this.”
“And, I’ll tell you, there’s no feeling like seeing their eyes when they connect with a song,” said Michaels. “Even the people who are quiet, at one point, we had two people stand up and start dancing! As we were walking out, I heard people start to hum.”
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