My name is Anne Huffman and I am a member of Agape Circle and Unity Sunday School Class. Also, I am an ambassador for InterAct and do volunteer work for Transitions LifeCare, or TLC, formerly known as Hospice of Wake County.
Through my work at TLC, I became certified in Music & Memory therapy. Music & Memory is part of a national program focused on learning how those with Alzheimer’s and other debilitating illnesses can benefit from listening to personalized music. It is grounded in extensive neuroscience research, has been tested and proven in hundreds of long-term care facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has provided therapeutic benefits for thousands of residents, clients and staff.
Music & Memory is an initiative of the Congregational Care Committee and is currently being implemented at our church, Glenaire and SearStone. My tech guru, Gil Arnold and I have been especially busy the last two weeks at both facilities and have recruited many volunteers to help us as the momentum builds.
Last Wednesday Gil and I were at SearStone delivering our first Music & Memory system to a resident. The moment the iPod was switched on, she broke out into a huge smile as she listened to Dean Martin’s “On The Street Where You Live”. Then, when Frank Sinatra started singing “It Was A Very Good Year”, she relaxed into the sofa with a happy, calm expression on her face. Her husband was so appreciative, telling us he already knows this will be a great success with his wife.
Thanks to the generosity of the Fair Booth Proceeds Committee here at FUMC, there is no cost to anyone requesting a system. If you are interested in having a Music & Memory system, please do not hesitate to contact at email@example.com or 919-306-3362.
We appreciate your continued prayers as this ministry grows.