Peggy Pardo has entertained at a number of local hospitals and seniors’ residences.
- Eugene Oxengendler, Oxengendler Accredited Home, affiliated with Maimonides Geriatric Centre
- Maureen Pinchuk, Le Strathmore
- Department Head Volunteers & Therapeutic Recreation Services, Maimonides Geriatric Centre
- A resident at Maimonides Geriatric Centre
- Other Locations
” Hi my sweet Peggy: I have to tell you that you were really amazing today (Concert October 25 2015). You touched a lot of hearts. Whoever I spoke to said, ‘ what a concert!’ A lot of people had tears in their eyes. One lady told me, ‘ Peggy is unbelievable. She is so good. One of the best we have but she made me cry; it was so touching’. so KOL HAKAVOD to you Hashem is with you always b”h. I was in tears also but enjoyed every moment
“The residents of this home, both young and old always look forward to Peggy’s time of singing and story-telling with them. As soon as she walks in the door, their spirits are uplifted and their gloom is turned to joy by the time she is ready to leave. At times, even their pain has disappeared. I personally enjoy accompanying her on my violin and we give our residents a fun concert. We thank you, Peggy for the time you have spent each week with us over the last two and a half years” (September 2003).
“Peggy brings to the Strathmore an inspirational repertoire of religious and secular music, sung so exquisitely that residents and staff are often moved to tears. Moreover, she has a warm and outgoing character easily memorizing residents’ names and personalizing much of her program to them.”
“When our patients know that Peggy is coming to entertain them, they always make an extra effort to attend. She has a way of lighting up the room and bringing joy to each one. It is amazing that she remembers everyone’s name, making it a very personal experience to them. Even the nurses and caregivers love to join in and they never get tired of listening to her. Peggy has brightened up the life of the patients at this hospital.”
“… When [Peggy] visits us at Maimonides, she makes a dark day cheerful for all. She is a wonderful singer, an astute dancer, and has a bit of the leprechaun in her. Peggy delights us with her knowledge. She can sing in many languages, and has honoured us with Spanish, French, English, and Hebrew and Russian songs. I am touched by emotion when I hear songs in Hebrew because we have been through so many hard times. She has an extensive repertoire. Many songs I have not heard before, but I am learning to like them. Once you hear them several times your toes start tapping because they are very pleasant to hear. Peggy knows what we like and entertains us for one hour with delightful songs; even though our voices are croaky we still try to song along.
“She is very knowledgeable about the Torah and can recite and relate stories about Jewish days of yore … I want to tell everyone about her various talents of her ability to entertain and what she gives to the group and myself. She entertains us with new songs, she dances, and she recites and explains and has infinite patients. Singing is a talent not everyone is given; this is her forte, she gives all she’s got and she plays with strength and with warmth. She gets us toe tapping and hand clapping and we forget our cares for the time being because she gets us involved.
“Peggy tells us happenings of the bible which we are not knowledgeable on and so there we learn something. We are never too old to learn. She talks with feeling. She gives us food for thought. She sings well, she talks well and she is a very fine person. I enjoy being with her and I hope everyone else will appreciate her coming here to sing and talk. She has a way o f keeping our spirits high. So let’s say three cheers for Peggy; you’re a wonderful lady full of spirit. Keep up the good work. We look forward to hearing you sing every week.”
- Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre Cote St Luc
- B’nai Brith House
- Le Boulevard
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- Hospital of Hope
- Le Waldorf, Cote St Luc
- CIJR Fundraising event for the IDF
- Shaar Hashamayim Day Group
- Golden Age Groups, Montreal
- Jewish Eldercare, Montreal
- Julius Richardson Hospital, N-D-G
- Van Horne Residence, Montreal
- CSL Seniors Men, Cote-St-Luc
- CSL Seniors Women, Cote-St-Luc
- Lev Tov, N-D-G
- Private parties and various women’s clubs