Music Therapy Wishlist
‘All it takes is one song to bring back a thousand memories.’ Coleman Adult Day Services understands the power of music and the positive effects it has on our clients’ lives. They are able to connect with the notes, the words, and each other, which is why we are committed to growing our music therapy program. But, for that, we need your voice in our chorus.
“Whether a sing-a-long in the Rainbow Room or a group of local musicians performing in the Activities space, my dad always seems happier. In spite of his inability to recall basic daily tasks, he is quite capable of remembering every word to every favorite song. Singing puts a smile on his face. There is no doubt in my mind, music is magical for Coleman clients.”
We have an exciting opportunity to expand our musical therapy program that enriches the lives of our clients every day.
Funds raised will be used to help purchase equipment and supplies to enhance our many offerings, bring professional musicians to the facility for live performances, and take our client on social outings to local music and arts event in our community.
“Seeing my mom singing with the others melts my heart. It was always her happy place, singing at church.”
Along with bringing comfort and joy to our clients, our music therapy also stimulates and improves cognitive function, even in the later stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“Theresa has lost most of her eyesight, and can easily become disoriented, anxious, and agitated. I learned about music therapy at Coleman. Now at home, I use music to draw Theresa back to the present, mirroring the tempo to her agitation with upbeat songs, then gradually changing to slow, gentle tunes as she relaxes. Sometimes she remembers dancing in my arms.”
Please consider adding your voice to our chorus and making a special gift to Coleman Adult Day Services today. Your gift will provide crucial support for our music initiatives and therapeutic programs that keep your loved one active and engaged during the day, for your peace of mind while you work.
Coleman Adult Day Care is in need of the following items to grow our music therapy program:
- 3 wheeled music carts (each cart holds a CD or MP3 player, large-print song books, CD’s, iPods and headphones) = $500 each
- 2 portable electronic keyboards = $1,000 each
- 2 stereo systems = $500 each
- 2 wireless speakers = $350 each
- 5 wireless microphones = $100 each
- 24 professional musical performances = $300 each
- New sheet music and large-print song books for every Coleman Adult Day Services client = $500
- Transportation assistance to cover outings to local musical and arts events = $5,000
Ready to join our chorus? Fill out the online donation form below and your gift will go towards one of the items listed above. In the optional comment box in the form, tell us about your favorite song, or the one that makes you feel emotional from the opening bar and brings back a memory that you cherish! We’ll sing it at Coleman Adult Day in your honor.