Roving musician entertains Serpentine-Jarrahdale lifestyle village residents

Nikki Dagostino took her roving musical act to lifestyle village residents in the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale last week. Photo: Supplied.
Nikki Dagostino took her roving musical act to lifestyle village residents in the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale last week. Photo: Supplied.

Residents at Serpentine Over 45 Lifestyle Village and Baptistcare Graceford were treated to live entertainment in the comfort of their own homes when musician Nikki Dagostino performed for them last Wednesday.

Dagostino's roving solo-piano accordion act Little Miss Squeezebox struck a chord with the residents, as she brought them some much needed fun and excitement from a safe physical distance.

The local legend has worked, performed, supported and toured with national and international artists including Australian roots musician Xavier Rudd, Toni Childs and The Drifters and WA bands Jebediah and Gyroscope.

Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale president Michelle Rich said the performances helped lift the spirits of residents who may have been experiencing isolation during COVID-19.

"Our more senior residents have been affected during this period with visits from loved ones restricted, or not possible, to protect their health and wellbeing," she said.

"During these times it is important that we look out for one another and support residents to stay connected.

"It is great to know the performance from Ms Dagostino was well received by the residents."

Baptistcare Lifestyle coordinator Zoey Madzongo said it was a pleasant surprise.

"It was a wonderful reminder that although our residents are socially distancing, they are not being isolated by our community," Ms Madzongo said.

"The community know we are here and our residents lives are being brightened in special ways like this entertainment."

The shire also has established a dedicated Helping Hands SJ webpage for those needing assistance within in the community.

If you need support or for more information go to sjshire.wa.gov.au/our-shire/covid-19/helping-hands-sj or call 9526 1111.