and Memory® is a program that Vivage leadership feels very strongly
about and as an organization, has contributed a substantial amount to this
program to benefit residents who live in our Memory Care units. Music
and Memory is a New York-based non-profit organization, dedicated to help people in nursing homes and other care organizations
who suffer from a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find
renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized
music. Music and Memory’s work is rooted in extensive neuroscience research and
has shown consistent results in care communities:
· Participants are happier and more social.
· Relationships among staff, participants and family
· Everyone benefits from a calmer, more supportive social
· Staff regain valuable time previously lost to behavior
· There is growing evidence that a personalized music program
gives professionals one more tool in their effort to reduce reliance on
Olivia Mogab, CTRS, Quality Improvement Specialist,
Recreation and Leisure Services, is the Vivage corporate coordinator working to
institute this program. Olivia partners
with Vivage communities to engage staff in this enriching program and move the
program forward by actively campaigning for radios, IPods, tape recorders and
any other device that music can be played on.
Vivage communities are also collaborating with family members to learn
about music that their loved ones liked to listen to. Vivage is excited to bring this joyful
program to our residents, families and staff.
To learn more about Music & Memory’s incredible results, please go