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Bolingbrook HS Students Help Memory Care Patients by Creating Music Playlists

Bolingbrook HS Students Help Memory Care Patients by Creating Music Playlists

Bolingbrook HS Students Assist Memory Care Patients 

 

Following inspiration provided by a viewing of the movie “Alive Inside”, Bolingbrook HS students recently took part in a project through Music & Memory DuPage to assist memory care patients.

Music & Memory helps people in nursing homes and other care organizations who suffer from a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized music.

We all have songs in our lives that when we hear them, mentally transport us to different times and places.  The BHS students, with the guidance of Music & Memory and the supervision of band teacher Bob Hanerhoff, connected with area memory care patients.  The students interviewed the patients to learn about their lives and their music memories.  The students then created playlists based on the interviews that were loaded into mp3 players and then given to the patients.

Watch the video to learn more about this amazing community contribution by our students.

 

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