If you want proof that  music has the ability to enhance anybody’s life, regardless of age, watch this. These seniors live in the Extendicare Starwood Nursing Home and they all participate in the home’s Music therapy program.

If you would like more information on the incredible power of music on people with dementia or other neurological damage, watch the film Alive Inside.  This movie, which features Dr. Oliver Sacks, is on the shortlist for an Academy Award nomination. It also won the audience award at Sundance for 2014.

The music therapy program is financed by the non-profit Family Support Group at Extendicare Starwood.  Donation (CRA tax receipt will be provided) information is below.

 

 

 

 

If you would like to make a donation to help support this important program, please make cheques payable to “Family Support Group at Extendicare Starwood” (all of that has to be written on the cheque).  Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:

Family Support Group

Extendicare Starwood

114 Starwood Road,

Ottawa, Ontario

K2G 3N5

for more information please contact Cindy McNabb at 613 224-4915 ex 206

 

 

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