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Thu Dec 01, 2016 - Thu Aug 31, 2017


1430 Main StreetWaltham, MA 02451


Do you love music? Love working with older adults? Want to pair them together?

The JF&CS Music & Memory volunteer will meet with older adults and their care partners to conduct a music assessment and then work to create a personalized ITUNES playlist for the participant. The volunteer will then follow up with participants to refine playlist and evaluate their experience with Music & Memory.

Description of Music & Memory: We set up highly personalized music playlists, delivered on iPods to JF&CS clients that are experiencing symptoms due to mental or physical illness including: memory loss, agitation, pain or anxiety. Our clients and their "listening partners" are trained to use the music at times when they are most likely to experience therapeutic benefits. These musical favorites tap deep memories and can also restore a sense of peace and comfort. Using the music has been effective in bringing participants back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again; to converse, socialize and stay present.


  • Mental Health
  • Music Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Healthcare

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible weekly or bi-weekly through August
  • Must be able to drive locally to meet with participants in their homes

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