Music and Memory
Music and Memory Program comes to Circles of Caring
Did you know that Circles of Caring Adult Day Services is now an officially certified Music & Memory facility?
On April 29, 2015, the Pullman Rotary Club awarded their annual Irving Feld Memorial to Circles of Caring Adult Day Services. The fund was used to help Circles of Caring become a Certified Music & Memory facility by providing support for training webinars and a dedicated laptop computer to house their music library. Along with training, Circles of Caring received 10 iPods and assorted supplies that have been used to provide personalized music to many of their participants.
Circles participants can now enjoy listening to their personalized playlists as an activity that comforts them in many ways. The music is particularly beneficial in alleviating anxiety and agitation, improving mood, and helping make better connections with the people around them. Caregivers also report positive outcomes from the personalized music program.
Efforts to expand the program to reach all of the participants at Circles of Caring have resulted in an additional award from the Pullman Regional Hospital Women’s Guild. With this support, Circles of Caring will be able to purchase enough iPods for each listener as well as honor specific music requests by making additions to their music library.
Those of us at Circles of Caring would like to thank the community for their generosity and support. Were it not for the Pullman Rotary, Circles of Caring would not be able to offer this life changing music program to our participants. The additional gift from the Pullman Regional Hospital Women’s Guild has allowed us to expand the program to provide Music & Memory for all of our participants. We truly appreciate the caring community of Pullman Washington!
Circles of Caring participant, Jack Carloye, enjoys creating his personalized music playlist with the help of Pullman High School senior, Peter Schumaker.
For more information about the Music & Memory Program, we invite you to view the award-winning documentary film, Alive Inside. This film is available on Netflix or from Amazon.
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