St Mary’s Mu­sic and Mem­ory scheme

Mid Louth Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

“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.”

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