Music & Memory

Our Music & Memory program is an innovative and effective tool providing personalized iPods to older adults living with dementia, cognitive decline, and other chronic illness. Personalized music helps older adults reconnect with fond memories from their past. Jewish Family Service has a compassionate certified Music & Memory provider available to bring music into the life of you or your loved one. 

PERSONALIZED MUSIC CAN:

  • Reduce or eliminate agitation
  • Restore identity and increase socialization
  • Improve mood and behavior

Jewish Family Service has a compassionate certified Music & Memory provider available to bring music into the life of you or your loved one. The fee for the program is $50 and includes an iPod loaded with a personalized playlist, Skullcandy headphones, charging equipment and time and support from the Music & Memory social worker. The fee can be adjusted for low-income individuals.

This is a partnership with the non-profit Music & Memory, as featured in the documentary film "Alive Inside," the Audience Award winner for Best U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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Want to help?

JFS needs donations of new and used iPods, chargers, and iTunes gift cards. To donate, volunteer, or inquire how this program can benefit your loved one, email Music & Memory Coordinator Rosemary Quatrale or call JFS at 801-746-4334