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A.G. Rhodes Songs for Seniors: Help Bring Music to Nursing Home Residents

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Excited About Songs for Seniors
October 09, 2017

With over 30 years working as a music therapist, I have seen the impact that music can have on an individual. Especially if that individual is  See more
John Abel

THE STORY:

Foundation For Rhodes Homes Inc wrote -

Your gifts to the Songs for Seniors program will help bring personalized music to nursing home residents at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, one of Atlanta's oldest nonprofits and most trusted leaders in senior care. 


Donations to the Songs for Seniors program support the Music Therapy program and cover the costs of iPods, downloadable music and headsets.        


Numerous benefits are associated with music, especially for seniors living with dementia or with other cognitive and physical challenges.The longest lasting memories that people have are often musical memories, and listening to familiar music helps people recall past experiences.    


The Songs for Seniors program at A.G. Rhodes promotes the incorporation of music into many areas of the day. A key component of the program is the use of iPods with songs tailored for individual residents to enjoy.   


Music can stimulate the brain, increase cardiovascular strength and energy levels, improve respiratory function, create opportunities to communicate and bond, and provide avenues for creative expression.  Additionally, music therapy can slow the decline of cognitive skills; improve one’s mood; reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; increase involvement in activities; and lessen feelings of loneliness.


For nearly 115 years, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab has provided high-quality healthcare to seniors in metro Atlanta, including therapy and rehabilitation services, short-term recovery, and long-term care.  Through innovative programs like Songs for Seniors, A.G. Rhodes is improving the quality of life for more than 1,100 seniors in our community each year.



$345

MONEY RAISED

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iPods, or 5 albums worth of music
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Giovanni Benedetti

     

  • Leslie Okun

    $50

  • Arletta Brinson

    $25

  • gail

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Phyllis Dioguardi M.D. and Phyllis Maio

     

  • Richard and Lori Turbe

     

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The Team: $1,250 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

John Abel

Amount Raised

$345

Fundraiser Title

Karen Lupton

Amount Raised

$230

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Bridget Yeagley

Amount Raised

$75

Fundraiser Title

Mary Helton

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Richard and Lori Turbe

Richard and Lori Turbe

11 months ago

Phyllis Dioguardi M.D. and Phyllis Maio

Phyllis Dioguardi M.D. and Phyllis Maio

William (Bill) Maio 11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

gail

gail

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Arletta Brinson

Arletta Brinson

DONATION: $25

For my Rhodes posse! 11 months ago

Leslie Okun

Leslie Okun

DONATION: $50

John is the best 11 months ago

Giovanni Benedetti

Giovanni Benedetti

Keep up the good John. 11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

11 months ago