Colonial Springs Reflections V ol u me 26, Is s u e 7 J uly 2 0 1 5 Colonial Springs Healthcare Center is an affiliate of CMH, Bolivar, Mo., 417-326-6000 Facility Location: 750 West Cooper, Buffalo, Mo. 65622, 417-345-2228 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Music & Memory 1 Facebook 1 Resident Pictures 2 Upcoming Activities 2 Calendar of Events 3 Resident Birthdays 4 New Residents 4 Like us on Facebook! Colonial Springs now has a facebook page! Like us to keep up with all the latest activities and events at Colonial Springs Look for the icon pictured below and don’t forget to click Music and Memor y Grant Awarded to Colonial Springs Recently, Colonial Springs Healthcare Center was selected as a recipient for the MC5 Music and Memory Certification Incentive Grant. This grant will be used to train our staff on assembling personalized music playlists that are delivered in iPods and other digital devices for those diagnosed with dementia. Research has shown that music may have the ability to help dementia patients recall memories and to assist them with conversation and socialization. The goal of the MC5 Music and Memory program is to use personalized music to improve seniors’ quality of life. This program’s plan is to make aims to make personalized therapeutic music a standard of care throughout the industry. Colonial Springs was one of 40 long term care facilities in Missouri who were awarded the MC5 grant. The Music and Memory program will provide Colonial Springs with a starter kit to help cover initial equipment costs including 10 iPods (five gently shuffles and five gently used iPods), 10 headphones, 10 AC adapters, and one iTunes gift card. The staff will attend a MC5 Music and Memory orientation as well as additional training. “I am so excited to begin the MC5 Music and Memory program with our ladies and gentlemen. Just think of how much we love to listen to music and how a special song brings back memories from our past. This is what Music and Memory is all about...bringing our resident’s life from the past back to the present, “ says Patrice Melton, activity director. Patrice is spearheading the Music and Memory program at Colonial Springs. “It is my goal to have more than ten iPods in our facility in the near future. Musical activities is an activity where everyone benefits.” If you would like more information about the program or if you would like to donate an iPod or iTunes music for the program, feel free to contact Patrice at 417-345-2228.