Music & Memory℠ at Cibolo House
A single song can make a world of difference to an older adult living with Alzheimer’s disease. In an effort to spread this sentiment, the senior living community of Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs in partnership with UTSA’s Sigma Alpha Iota chapter recently introduced the Music & Memory℠ program to Cibolo House Memory Care. As a certified Music & Memory℠ facility, Cibolo House’s memory care residents will have access to iPod music players containing personalized music playlists made up of their favorite songs, providing them with a unique form of music therapy.
Music & Memory℠ is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting music therapy in retirement and continuing care facilities with the hopes of it one day becoming a standard in long-term care senior living facilities. To date, the program has been successfully introduced to senior living communities located in all 50 U.S. states and six countries.
Several memory care residents at Cibolo House are already listening to their favorite music via a personalized playlist and the results are extraordinary! They have become much more engaged with their loved ones and staff members as they are listening to their music. With continuing support from the local community, the goal is to have one iPod shuffle available for each resident in Cibolo House Memory Care. Consider donating a gently used or new iPod shuffle, or an iTunes gift card to bring joy to more senior adults in our community.
To learn about Morningside Ministries and for more information about how you can donate, visit www.mmliving.org. To learn more about the Music & Memory℠ program, please visit www.musicandmemory.org.
Cibolo House at Menger Springs
Cibolo House Memory Care is located within the newest Morningside Ministries community, Menger Springs. This beautiful senior living community offers fine Hill Country living with spacious floorplans, modern amenities and the outstanding care that comes standard at Morningside Ministries communities. Visit the Menger Springs community page to view floorplans, schedule a tour, request pricing and much more. Our senior living specialist look forward to speaking with you!