Help Spread the Music and Give New Life to Someone You Love
Millions of aging Americans living in long-term care facilities face cognitive and physical difficulties and have left behind their familiar surroundings, familiar faces, and even their favorite music. Despite the best efforts of loved ones, their lives often lack meaning, spontaneity, choice, and reliable social interactions.
Community Alternatives is a part of MUSIC & MEMORY®, a 501(c)(3) organization. We want to help those individuals at Community Alternatives who suffer from a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized music.
MUSIC & MEMORY® has benefited thousands of individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, as well as people with many kinds of physical and cognitive challenges. The organization will train volunteers on how to set up personalized music playlists, delivered on iPods and other digital devices, for those in their care. These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring participants back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialize and stay present.
*Do you like music? Technology? We Need You! Volunteers Needed.
Music & Memory – looking for volunteers
Watch this video to find out what it’s all about. We are looking for an individual to head up this program. Community Alternatives will train an individual(s) and purchase the equipment necessary to launch the Music & Memory program in our area.