Residents at select Elder Outreach facilities enjoy music playlists created from their personal tastes and interests, in addition to recommendations from family, friends, and our staff. Aside from songs, playlists can include audio books, radio shows, pod casts, faith-based teachings, and even personal messages from family members. The playlists are downloaded to iPods so residents can listen to and connect with the music they love whenever they please.
Music and Memory is a program rapidly sweeping our nation and is proven to result in numerous benefits grounded in neuroscience research. Specific songs can cause the mind to time travel, unlocking fond memories tucked away or milestones from the past.
Residents who are active in the Music and Memory program may experience benefits, such as:
To learn more about how Music and Memory can benefit you or your loved one, visit musicandmemory.org. Most of our Elder Outreach communities are certified in Music and Memory on behalf of a grant from the Louisiana Department of Health.