SONGS BY HEART
MUSIC AND MEMORY CARE
Lutheran Life Communities is a program partner with the Songs By Heart Foundation which connects Memory Care neighbors with the pure joy of music. You can give the gift of song in honor of your loved one. To donate to this program see below for gift giving and sponsorship opportunities.
The Songs by Heart Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for persons facing age related memory issues through the power of music. Using interactive live vocal music they engage the intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and emotional dimensions of well being.
Professionally trained musicians lead interactive sing along programs five days a week in memory care facilities. These programs focus on popular songs of the 1930s-60s. The key is to get the residents singing songs that they like and remember from their youth - be it Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, Cole Porter, or Disney! Our program’s goal is to help people with age related memory loss engage in a way that brings them joy, and often, an enhanced ability to reconnect with language.
Experts say that Music has the power to reach in and unlock the joy and create the emotional release that these people may not otherwise be able to express.
A resident family member recently shared: “We're so grateful for the wonderful programs the Songs by Heart Foundation provides and it further proves the theory that music transcends dementia and goes straight to the heart and soul. It is truly the best therapy.”
Give the gift of song
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Songs by Heart weekly programs enhance the mission of St. Pauls House’s. Each Songs by Heart program costs $125.00. This includes the singer and the musical accompaniment. To accomplish this goal, sponsorship opportunities are available. Why not give the gift of song to the residents of St. Pauls House through one of the following sponsorship opportunities: