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Music Manager - Tennessee Residents ONLY

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Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

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The Tennessee Person-Centered Music Program offers residents at participating Tennessee nursing homes individualized music as part of their care. This volunteer role will allow you to be trained as a Music Manager to help improve the lives of older adults in nursing homes by virtually creating personalized playlists. The Tennessee Person-Centered Music Program is located within the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability in collaboration with the Tennessee Arts Commission and Tennessee Department of Heath through a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete the Assessment of Personal Music Preference (APMP) with assistance from family members, caregivers, or nursing home staff who knows the resident well.
  • Complete the Assessment of Personal Music Preference (APMP) with the resident if applicable.
  • Coordinate best time to perform virtual Music Discovery Session for the resident with the facility’s program coach.
  • Conduct a minimum of 5 Music Discovery Sessions virtually with the resident that will last approximately 20-30 minutes and play 10-20 songs during each session.
  • Notate the resident’s response to the music played in each Music Discovery Session.
  • Assemble a finalized personalized playlist (30-50 songs) that includes only songs from the Music Discovery Sessions that have elicited positive responses from the resident.
  • Fill out the Music Purchase Request Form and include links for each song selected for resident’s personalized playlist.
  • Submit the Music Purchase Request Form to the Program Coordinators within 2 days of the resident’s personalized playlist being complete.
Length of Appointment and Time Commitment:

A Music Manager can serve in this volunteer position for as long as they are able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this role to the best of their abilities. We estimate the time commitment for this role at 30 hours over an 8-week period. Volunteers are required to assist a minimum of 5 nursing home residents complete a personalized music playlist. This will allow a volunteer to virtually engage each resident in approximately 3-6 music discovery sessions over 1-2 weeks. We encourage volunteers who have enjoyed this opportunity to continue service and create playlists for more than the minimum requirement.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Pass a basic background screening
  • Complete online volunteer training
  • Have access to a music streaming service such as Apple, Spotify, Tidal, etc.
  • Have access to a computer with a virtual platform such as Zoom, TEAMS, etc. with sound sharing capabilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well with others and have a diverse appreciation for music
Support Provided:

The Tennessee Person-Centered Music Program provides training, resources, and assistance to all volunteers. Program Coordinators are responsible for distributing information the program feels is important for all volunteers to know and will do so at their discretion or at the volunteers request. At any time, volunteers need assistance or guidance while conducting assessments, Music Discovery Sessions, or creating personalized playlists, they are welcomed and encouraged to contact the Program Coordinators.

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About Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Location:

502 Deaderick Street, 9th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring together and leverage programs, resources, and organizations to protect and ensure the quality of life and independence of older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities.

Description

As the State Unit on Aging (SUA), the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) provides comprehensive and coordinated services that address multiple social and behavioral determinants of health relevant to older adults and adults with disabilities. Services provided by TCAD and its network address multiple population needs including, but not limited to, transportation assistance, home delivered meals, SNAP outreach, long-term care resident rights, Medicare insurance counseling services and social support for older adults. TCAD’s capacity to deliver these services is supported by a wide range of partnerships and collaborations within our community integrated health network, including nine Area Agencies on Aging and Disability (AAAD), the 120+ network of local senior centers and local nonprofit organizations. This network facilitates streamlined access to these services and supports through a statewide Information & Assistance line and the nine AAADs who serve as Single Points of Entry.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • We estimate the time commitment for this role at 30 hours over an 8-week period. Volunteers are required to assist a minimum of 5 nursing home residents complete a personalized music playlist.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older Pass a basic background screening Complete online volunteer training Have access to a music streaming service such as Apple, Spotify, Tidal, etc. Have access to a computer with a virtual platform such as Zoom, TEA

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