Rotary Clubs Expand Their Battle Against Alzheimer’s        

The Holly Springs Rotary Club and the Apex Sunrise Rotary Club have been working together to provide help to local assisted living facilities through a Music and Memory Program. Alive again through music!  This ground breaking therapy uses IPods and headsets to reconnect those suffering with Alzheimer to the present day by using music they grew up with to reach them. It dramatically awakens these individuals and self-initiates conversation and interaction.

The group met to discuss expanding the Music and Memory Program to other local facilities, this year they launched the program in the Carillon Facility in Fuquay-Varina and Spring Arbor in Apex. The group would like to add four other facilities like Waltonwood and Sunrise located in Cary, Windsor Point Retirement community in Fuquay Varina and Val’s Place family owned facility located in Raleigh NC.

The Rotary Clubs are working on their Fundraising plans in order to reach their goals to raise $2K per club. The Holly Springs Rotary Club is working with the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce by holding a Business After Hour’s event asking for iTunes gift cards to help with the downloading music selections as well as asking the business community to consider making donations to help offset the expenses an enable the Clubs to grow this important program.

Learn more, watch Alive Inside  – Alzheimer’s Documentary. Considering making a donation

The following is a link to video that is a fantastic example of the major and emotional impact the Music & Memory program has on its participants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd7dOIYIzYE

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