December 2013

Testimony for the Joy & Action program from an Administrator

As a former activity director turned administrator, I am fortunate to know what an activity director’s job actually involves. Knowing what your residents like to do is the key to a successful activity department. Joy and Action hand bells not only provide a fun activity for the residents, but also an opportunity for them to go out into the community and play at area functions and be the best marketing team I could ever have. After each performance, our choir often gets the comment.” You guys look like you are having a ball!”. This is usually followed by “When I need a place to move to, do you have room for me?”

You have managed to combine two key components in keeping a facility full, happy residents and good marketing. Sometimes when I am away from the facility, I am approached by a stranger who will comment,” Aren’t you the guy who brought the hand bell choir to our church?” That is brand recognition in a nutshell. One of the benefits of playing for area churches is they often make a monetary donation to our facility( usually $50.00) just for coming and doing a 20 minute show. .That pays for your set of bells right there! Another neat thing is they feed you!

I can not thank you enough for providing such a wonderful product. Your hand bells have brought so much joy to our residents. I am so glad I stumbled on this hidden gem called Joy and Action.

I could have written a whole page on what the bells mean to our “Senior Saints” !

Eric Thompson
Shephherd’s Care Assisted Living
Greenville SC

The Joy and Action program can be found on  It is also sold on the Sea Bay Game Company catalogue sales at  (Because they are a large company they can sell some of our things at a cheaper price but they do not handle our In the Garden CD.  It is a wonderful CD for the bell ringers to use for church or memorial services.  Many homes use it weekly.)  Check out our short videos on both sites and imagine your resident’s performing in costume!They love it. They have so much to give to others.

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