Cedar Village is proud to be a certified facility for the Music and Memory Program. This fabulous program uses music to help those with dementia and others struggling with memory loss issues reconnect with vital memories. Each resident participating in the Music and Memory program is provided with an iPod that is downloaded with their own personal playlist of favorite music. When they listen to that music with loved ones and caregivers, they are able to be taken back to a specific memory or time period and find joy and happiness in that connection during times of boredom, sadness or loneliness. If you would like to make a donation to the Music and Memory program, just click here and select Music and Memory as the designation!
Each resident in the Music and Memory program receives a “Music and Memory bag”. An entire bag contains an iPod shuffle, a USB cable, one pair of headphones for the residents, one pair of headphones for the listening partner, one headphone splitter, a small speaker for the room and signs and paraphernalia: a donation of $108 can provide this invaluable resource. A donation of $54 provides one new iPod, $36 can fill an iPod with music and $18 can buy 18 well-loved songs. Watch the following video to witness the effect of music on the participants:
Stories about those who have had great success with Music and Memory can be found in the Cedar Village Blog.
We have many participants in this program. Two of them, Gertie Dock and the late Sylvia Friedman, have been featured on television and on radio. Their stories and success with Music and Memory are an inspiration to everyone in the program.
To see Gertie’s story, click here.
To see Sylvia’s story, click here.
If you would like to make a donation to the Music and Memory program, just click here and select Music and Memory as the designation!