VOices Blog Members Home Events English | Français Shopping Cart
Skip to main content
Inside Banner

Music & Memory

Organization: The Glebe Centre

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Mar 31, 2018

Description

Music & Memory is a program that connects seniors to the music they love by using individual playlists. These playlists are created with input from residents, families, friends and staff. Once the playlists are created they are downloaded onto IPod Shuffles so residents can connect with the music they love. Music and Memory can vastly improve quality of life regardless of cognitive or physical status and it is especially powerful for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's. We need volunteers to both download the playlists and support residents in the program.

Contact

Lonelle Butler

613 238-2727 ext 353

Ext: 353

volunteer@glebecentre.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
77 Monk Street Ottawa On K1S 5A7

Details

Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Health Care; Companionship/Visiting; Mentoring

You will be working with: Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers will be able to see first hand the impact music can have on memory and verbal communication. It is very rewarding to support a program that can help to restore identity and increased socialization.

How will the organization benefit?
With 254 residents needing support with this program volunteers will enable the Glebe Centre to continue to provide current playlists for our residents, develop new playlists for new residents and make sure all of our residents benefit from the program.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24

Police record check required: Yes