Author: Robert Carlson

Why CompassionHarp Exists

CompassionHarp was born from my experience when first encountering low-income skilled nursing facilities. In the work that others and I do, we travel to many different facilities, constantly witnessing the huge disparity in the care and dignity one receives as an elder. The disparity is based upon one’s income. It’s like an informal caste system and given our culture’s aversion…

Musical Connections in Groton

Once a month I spend two hours visiting residents at the Groton Community Health Care facility. The first hour is a group sing-along in the activities room. After that, I make individual visits to those who are confined to their rooms, for whatever reason. It’s inspiring to see the many ways that the sound of harp and voice dissolves some…

July 28, 2019 CompassionHarp Fundraising Event

There’s something created that becomes eternal and timeless with the sharing of enlightened music, food and companionship. At CompassionHarp’s latest fund-raising event, open hearts and generosity composed a beautiful song of love that will serve so many vulnerable individuals in our community this year. Cynthia and Jonathan Lunine, with the CompassionHarp Steering Committee, hosted this home concert in late July…