In September of 2015, Heritage Place was certified as a provider of Music & Memory-Alive Inside. Check it out at www.musicandmemory.org.
Officially, we are currently using this program with 20 residents, and unofficially with many more during therapy and activities.
The Activities department with the assistance of the CNA students has interviewed residents, their families and staff in regards to which music draws a positive response; what makes them “Alive Inside”. We are seeking to identify music that provides special meaning to individual residents. What music stimulates a person to sing, dance, reminisce…? Our residents have benefited in several ways from relief from anxiety and/or pain, to reminiscing with each other and staff or just plain joy as they sing, sway and tap their toes to the beat.
The Heritage Place staff donated $3000.00 to the CPH Foundation Employee Giving Program to get this program started. If you are interested in giving towards the “Music & Memory-Alive Inside” program at Heritage Place, go to our How to Donate tab, Donate Online, and look for “Heritage Place (unrestricted)” and put in the dollar amount and under comments write “Music & Memory-Alive Inside.”