Pickering Manor is a Music and Memory Certified Care Facility. Pickering Manor staff and volunteers are proud to bring this special program to life for our residents.
What Is Music & Memory?
Music and Memory is a program that taps into each person’s deep rooted love of music. It’s about bringing joy to the lives of people suffering from Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia and a wide range of cognitive and physical impairments. Pickering Manor, the only community-owned and operated non-profit senior residence in Newtown, has joined with Music and Memory to train staff how to set up personalized music playlists on ipods for residents. These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can “reawaken” residents, enabling them to feel like themselves again, converse, socialize and stay present.
How Music & Memory Impacts Our Residents
Pickering Manor is excited to share with you this first, very special, video from our Music & Memory program. Our resident Ruth is singing ‘How Great Thou Art’ in Spanish. Her daughter was moved to tears. It is an honor to be able to serve our Long Term Care Residents in this way, and to bring joy to their lives through music.
Music & Memory In The Media
Pickering Manor has received recognition as one of the first facilities in the area to incorporate this program in a front page newspaper article on December 21, 2015 in The Bucks County Courier Times and also in The Intelligencer.
Music and Memory was also featured in the 2014 Documentary, Alive Inside directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett. You can watch the amazing trailer for this film here:
How Can I Help the Music & Memory Program at Pickering Manor?
Pickering has received a tremendous outpouring of community and corporate support. We are thrilled to report that several iPods, headphones and iTunes gift cards have been received, as well as hundreds of dollars of monetary donations. Contract Pharmacy Service, Pickering Manor’s corporate partner in pharmacy care, donated $1,000.00 towards the program. We thank everyone for their generosity and look forward to sharing many more updates and individual stories on this wonderful program!
If you would like to donate a gently used iPod shuffle, iTunes gift card, or make a monetary donation, you can drop it off at Pickering Manor’s front desk or contact Susan DeLuca, Director of Development at 215-968-3878, or email@example.com.
More Information About Music & Memory
If you would like to learn more about the Music & Memory Program visit their website at: www.MusicandMemory.org