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Disease prevention and treatment is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Music Mends Minds

Singing/playing musical instrument therapy for people with various forms of dementia and Alzheimers'


Funded by Rotary Grant

Music Mends Minds (MMM) is a member of the Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotary Action Group, and a nationally recognized non-profit (musicmendsminds.org) by NPR and CBS. The original band, The Fifth Dementia, is on YouTube, and this Vashon Rotary Community Service project since 2015 is sustainable, low cost (less that $1000/yr.), high Rotarian volunteer involvement (out of 45 club members, 5 participate weekly), and enables patients with these diseases to remain at home. There is no cure, yet by 2017, 55 million worldwide will suffer from these diseases! So I urge you to contact me to Serve Beyond Self with this effective, easy to implement Community Service Project for your community. Photo is of DG Cozette Vergari of LA District 5280, a strong supporter of MMM.

Project location
United States
Project dates
Start: 15 September 2015
End:  15 September 2019
Created: 05 April 2016
Project category
Community, Disease prevention and treatment
Funding
Club Foundation, Rotary Grant
Project contacts
Amy Huggins, Vashon Island| (contact)
Partners
Vashon Island, WA, USA (Rotary Club)
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Engagement Tracker

Total volunteer hours
300
Hours
Number of volunteers
6
People
Total cash contributions
1,500
USD
Total in-kind contributions
220
USD

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Restoring the Rhythm of Life