The Presbyterian home is the first center of its kind in the area to install the new music and
memory care program.
Residents are given i-Pods with custom playlists, so they can listen to their favorite tunes.
"I think we have seen such benefits from
the residents. Residents that have the music on. You can tell they're enjoying
it, sometimes they're quieter, sometimes they're happier, because it's personalized
to them," said Activity Director Jane Devecis.
In fact, the first user of the program loved the experience.
"She kept the iPod shuffle on, believe it or not, for 3 hours. You could just see
the expression on her face. It was wonderful to see," said Tom Lorenz,
Director of Pastoral Care.
"It brings back happy times, I think so that using music to bring back things that give them joy is very important for their quality of life," said Devecis.
The program started four months ago and organizers hope
it will keep growing... impacting each and every resident in a unique way.
The Presbyterian home is now accepting old or unwanted iPods for the program in their donation drop box.
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