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Spring 2016
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The Healing Power of Music

Mid Coast Senior Health Center (SHC) is now a certified Music & MemorySM site, bringing joy through music into the lives of residents, particularly those with memory loss. The SHC Music & Memory program includes three specially trained staff members that prepare and distribute pre-programmed iPods with personalized playlists to residents of the SHC.

There is significant evidence about the benefits of personalized music for older adults. Neuroscience research about the brain-music connection has built a strong case for the way familiar music can help individuals reconnect with memories, support a sense of wellbeing, decrease anxiety, increase awareness, promote communication, and increase physical activity. The program has shown to improve quality of life for individuals with memory loss and enables them to reconnect with the world.

The SHC followed Music & Memory’s comprehensive process to implement personalized music for residents. Currently the program uses 15 iPods, some of which came with the program and others that were donated by a number of individuals. As a certified Music & Memory site, the SHC is grateful for this additional opportunity to enhance the lives of the individuals we serve.
More Info
Mid Coast
Senior Health Center

58 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 373-3674

More Info
Mid Coast
Senior Health Center

58 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 373-3674

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