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On The Mark: Music and dancing bring joy to center

Last week, residents of Cromwell's Cardinal Court and Villa Vista care complex were treated to the rousing music of Florian Chmielewski's accordion and his banter between numbers. Lots of laughter, giggling, and smiles. Such periodic events at the Villa are coordinated by Julie Hedin, the Villa's social director. Rod Walli and I like to go, both to visit residents and to dance, if it's appropriate.

And dance we did: polkas and waltzes, surrounded by residents and guests. I haven't mastered the schottische yet. But Rod's former Cromwell-Wright school teacher colleague, Lindsey Lally, was deligh...