Cheering for Charity Foundation’s,  “The Cheering Voices”, is a program that professional musicians together with trained facilitators engage both the nursing home residents and their caregivers/families. The facilitators encourage resident’s involvement during live musical sessions by singing along, dancing, using hand-held musical instruments, smiling, using positive statements, and gentle but active movements.

“My mother, in the last 6 months of her life, was unable to speak and had very little recognition. One day when I arrived at the nursing home a musical group was performing, I couldn’t believe it, my mother was singing the “The Old Rugged Cross”, she knew every word. This brought her and I both so much joy!  That’s the power of music, it arouses dormant memories even in those whose minds are failing. I am extremely excited about this program.“

 

Priscilla Groh, President & Founder of Cheering for Charity Foundation

The Cheering Voices Program:

 

4 week-1 hour program for individuals and caregivers.

 

Our Goals:

  • Creation of a shared experience

  • Meaningful time spent together

  • Stimulation for reminiscence of family bonds

 

Priscilla and her mother Helen.

 

Music repertoire will be chosen by participants and their caregivers, arranged by professional musicians.  The structure and focus of the live music sessions will be tailored to the individual preferences of group members and as such can provide the following benefits:

 

 

  • Enhance speech volume and clarity

  • Promote working memory and short-term memory maintenance

  • Positive changes in mood and emotional states

  • Sense of control over life through successful experiences

  • Anxiety and stress reduction

 

513 827 ALZS (2597)

PO Box 53759 / Cincinnati, Ohio 45253

info@cheeringforcharity.org

Benefiting those with Alzheimer's and their Caregivers