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The Rotary Foundation supports the work of Rotarians for the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Disease prevention and treatment is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Rotary Clubs Expand Battle Against Alzheimer's

The Holly Springs Rotary Club and Apex Sunrise Rotary Club implemented Music & Memory Program.

Music is making a big impact in the life of Beverly Norenton, seated, and others with memory impairment, through the Music & Memory program. The program provides a personalized playlist to patients with Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment, through an iPod shuffle and headphones, tapping into their memories and helping them regain their social connections. The costs of the program, including annual site certifications, the iPods and music, are covered through fundraising by the two Rotary clubs, and a Rotary district grant. Christina Henderson, life enrichment director at Waltonwood, says Music & Memory helps calm Alzheimer’s patients and improves their cooperation with care staff. Other sites that have implemented Music & Memory through the local Rotary clubs are; Windsor Point in Fuquay-Varina, Spring Arbor in Apex, Sunrise of Cary, and Val’s Place in Raleigh. Our goal is to make sure their programs are well established before adding more facilities.


Project location
United States
Project dates
Start: 01 September 2016
End:  01 May 2017

✓ This project is complete.
Project category
Disease prevention and treatment
Funding
Rotary Grant, Fundraising
Project contacts
Ms. Kailash Patel, | (contact)
Partners
Apex Sunrise, NC, USA (Rotary Club)
Holly Springs, NC, USA (Rotary Club)
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IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
340
Hours
Number of volunteers
20
People
Total cash contributions
8,000
USD
Total in-kind contributions
-
USD

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