‘MUSIC & memory’ at Arcare
Jessica from Weekend Sunrise visited Arcare Malvern East’s sensitive (dementia) care community to see the stirring MUSIC & memory program in full swing.
Terry was the first volunteer. When he heard the opening notes of Elvis’ ‘All shook up’ on his head phones, he was back to his playful best – bebopping with wife Frances as the cameras rolled.
Next, the crew visited Bev. Once she recognised her song, she quickly found her voice and engaged in a touching duet with our Strategy and Innovation Manager Daniella Greenwood.
The day’s final act saw Terry and Bev gather in the lounge – headphones on and music blaring – while their dedicated carer Ellen chatted with Jessica about the ground-breaking program that sees residents come alive and connections with staff and family strengthen.