CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - He may not be headlining a major concert tour, but Vince Seyer shares his vocal stylings all around Cape Girardeau.
“It's something as tiring as it can be sometimes. I love it," said Everyday Hero Vince Seyer.
Vince was never a performer growing up-, but family and friends kept asking him to sing at church.
Though he suffered from stage fright, he found his most receptive audience at nursing homes.
“I was afraid," Seyer said. "I had no courage whatsoever. I was afraid. But they all gave me courage and I've been doing it with intensity now for several years.”
It all started at Lutheran Family and Children's Services where we caught up with Vince during his bi-weekly show.
“Music is one thing that people with memory loss can still be a part of and enjoy," said adult counselor Carol Dippold.
And enjoy it they do.
By singing along clapping their hands and drumming their feet.
While their memory may be suffering, most songs they can recall.
“You can tell that they like it," said Seyer. "Isn't that wonderful. So that makes me feel good and like I said it makes me feel good. I feel good that at my age I'm able to do something like this.”
Sharing his love for music in public has re-enforced it's meaning in his life.
“ I've got it on my mind all the time.”
Vince is a connoisseur of tunes.
He knows hundreds of them by heart, but don't ask him to pick a favorite.
“Oh there's so many. A good love song. There's so many good ones I really shouldn't try to pick," he said.
He takes such joy in entertaining other and making them smile.
That's what Carol said makes him stand apart as a volunteer.
“Because it is just from his heart," said Dippold. "He doesn't expect anything back, no reward of any kind. So it's just really touching that he's able to do this for us.”
And he plans on doing for a long time.
“I don't see any retiring. Immediately anyway.”
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