Music and Memory
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Entertainment, Health Care, Mental Health, Others
Organization types: Health and Diseases, Senior Citizens
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2022
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Volunteers will set up residents with their individual Music and Memory Ipod. Volunteers will monitor residents who are unable to verbalize to ascertain if they are enjoying the music or if there is a change in behavior. Volunteers will engage in conversation about music and other topics depending on the resident. Volunteers will document in the music and memory binder and ensure that ipods are plugged in to charge for the next session. Volunteers should know a wide range of music and have an understanding or willingness to learn how to use the ipod shuffle. Music has a tremendous impact on folks with dementia as music played, that was enjoyed by someone years ago, will help with memories and remembering experiences.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteers will gain an understanding of how music will impact memory loss. Folks diagnosed with dementia will respond to music that was important to them prior to memory loss.
How will the organization benefit?
We cannot run our programs without volunteers.
Volunteer location:
77 Monk Street Ottawa On. K1S 5A7


Lonelle Butler
@The Glebe Centre
Ext: 353
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Entertainment, Health Care, Mental Health, Others
You will be helping with: Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Women

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