St Mary’s Music and Memory scheme
“MUSIC & MEMORY is a St Mary’s Diocesan Transition Year initiative as part of our ‘Pay it Forward’ theme. The transition year students are fundraising for MP3 Players and headphones for elders living with Dementia and Alzeimhers in our community.
The students will visit local care homes and centres and meet with the residents on a weekly basis for a chat. After getting to know the residents the students will then make personalised playlists for each resident to bring them on a journey through their lives, these MP3 Players and headphones will be gifted to the individuals ensuring each memory has a soundtrack of its own.
The power of music is incredible. It can connect people, bridge gaps between age and experience, bring forward forgotten memories.
It puts us in touch with ourselves and each other. We hope that with our headsets and MP3 Players we can change peoples’ lives. All 69 Transition Year students have been given sponsorship forms. If you would like to know more about this project please contact TY Coordinator Roisin Curtis rcurtis@ stmarysds.ie. Please like and share to spread the word.”