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Bring Joy & Memory Back to Alzheimer's Patients as a Music & Memory Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Greater St. Louis and Houston

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested
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Use your passion for music to create personalized music playlists for patients with dementia! Study the impact personalized music has on people living with cognitive and physical challenges.
As a Music & Memory certified care organization, we provide training and certification through musicandmemory.org. Through this partnership, volunteers have access to unlimited training, resources, volunteer support, and peer discussion. Music has been shown to activate parts of the brain in dementia patients that were long dormant, allowing a patient to connect with memories and emotions from their past that may have been lost to them. It's a powerful tool to calm an agitated patient, bring some happiness, and create a playlist that families can use to connect with their loved-one.

This would be an EXCELLENT opportunity for prospective music therapists or students that want to study first-hand the effects of music on the brain and core memories as well as gain experience in the field! It's also available to any volunteer who may just love music and want to find a way to help patients in hospice.

How can volunteers help?

  • Interview families to identify musical favorites for their loved ones with dementia
  • Create personalized music playlists
If a volunteer wants to dig deeper and have direct patient experience, they could expand this opportunity to:
  • Spend time with individuals while they enjoy their music
  • Evaluate behaviors before, during, and after patient listens to personalized music and adjust playlists as needed


This opportunity can take place at our office in Rochelle or partially in the community in nursing home or home settings depending on volunteer preference. We provide care to patients in seventeen counties in northern Illinois, therefore our staff and volunteers service the areas in which they live. We welcome questions about this position! Let's talk about what meets your needs and has an impact on the people who need your time and talents.

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About Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Greater St. Louis and Houston

Location:

Unity Hospice of Chicagoland 600 W. Cermak Rd,, Chicago, IL 60616, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Unity Hospice is to provide comprehensive care, support, and education to people facing life-limiting disease, those who care for them and our community. Unity Hospice provides top-notch palliative care for those with life limiting illnesses along with great customer support - a combination that can't be beat!

Description

Founded in 1992 by Michael Klein, J.D., at his kitchen table. Unity Hospice is backed with over a decade of industry experience and excellence.

Unity Hospice provides top-notch palliative care for those with life limiting illnesses along with great customer support - a combination that can't be beat!

There are four areas in which you can volunteer!

If you are considering volunteering in the Chicagoland area, please contact Vera at vjunge@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in Northwest Indiana, contact Jenny at jkarraker@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in Western Illinois, please contact Annie at aetchison@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in greater St. Louis, please contact Shannon at smcginn-corona@unityhospice.com

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Rockford, IL 61107

(42.28159,-89.0466)
 

SKILLS

  • Music Arts
  • Music Theory
  • Hospice Care
  • Music Therapy
  • Songwriting

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible based on your availability.
  • Tb test, drug test, fingerprinting, training (online). All costs covered by our organization and set up in the area you reside.

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