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on Apr 01, 2016
On March 25th, the Flatonia Rotary Club took another major step forward in bringing the MUSIC & MEMORY℠ program to the Oak Manor Nursing Center of Flatonia, Texas.
MUSIC & MEMORY℠ “is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.”
The Flatonia Rotary Club is funding the program in the local nursing center and has taken the latest step by donating and presenting a laptop computer and IPods. The laptop will be used to download from the Internet a nursing home resident’s favorite music and then copy the music to a resident’s individualized IPod for listening. Earlier, a few nursing center staff took part in training on the program.
The MUSIC & MEMORY℠ program will benefit residents of Oak Manor that have dementia and memory complications. This program taps deep memories which are not lost to dementia and can rejuvenate participant memories, enabling residents to feel themselves again, to converse, socialize and stay present. The program has completed extensive neuroscience research and the results can be nothing short of miraculous.
To learn more about this program go to http://musicandmemory.org/.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
For more information about the Flatonia Rotary Club, please contact club president Stuart Mica at 361-258-1652.
(Present in photo left to right) Oak Manor Director of Nursing Jennifer Wick, Assistant Director of Nursing Celeste Vargas, Administrator Asia Howard, and Rotarians Judy Pate, Ginny Sears, Club President Stuart Mica and Jean Wotipka.