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MUSICAL MEMORY CARE™

SERVING THOSE LIVING WITH ALL STAGES AND FORMS OF
DEMENTIA & COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

Dancing with “Cookie” Speropoulos

DEMENTIA & COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

As a musician specializing in interactive music workshops for those of all ages living with all stages of dementia and cognitive impairment, Shannon Wallace, CDP*, along with musical accompaniment, provides the Musical Memory Care™ (MMC) Workshop that offers participants with consistency, love, empathy, respect, and sincerity through music – the ingredients paramount for positive outcomes.

By interactively incorporating music, movement, words, mathematics, geography, history, sound, rhythm and color, MMC™ seeks to engage and stimulate participation within each participant with the goal of facilitating a shared sense of community and teamwork, and evoking the endless possibilities of emotional, mental, and verbal responses.

Those taking part in these workshops are able to rediscover their individual vitality that lies within, positively re-evaluate their relationship to the world in which they are an important part, and sense that the world still understands that they are more than just alive inside.

 

*Shannon is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), Credential ID #244020, through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).

MUSICAL MEMORY CARE™

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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Program Breakdown

What: Specially selected songs are performed while participants actively engage through rhythmic movement, artistic interpretation, and/or problem-solving games. This process always involves music and whenever possible, integrates head, eye, arm, and hand movements.

Tools: Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Songs, Percussion Instruments, Ideas & Words, Creative Reflection & Vision

Goal: To share musical experiences in as many ways as the participants needs’ demand, and to be as flexible as possible to meet the potentially changing landscape of personalities.

Community Outreach & Involvement

MMC™ is involved with the following organizations & programs:

  • AARP – AZ
  • Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapter
  • Arizona Association of Activity Professionals
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts
  • Audrey’s Angels
  • Community Lunch & Learn Lectures/Demos
  • Duet – Partners in Health & Aging
  • Help My Senior, LLC
  • Hospice Family Care
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service
  • Midwestern University Occupational Therapy Program
  • Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
  • Scottsdale Arts Creative Aging Task Force
  • Scottsdale Leadership

Program Services

MMC™ provides the following services to the dementia and cognitively impaired communities, their care partners, and healthcare industry professionals:

  • Group Workshops
  • Lecture / Demo Presentations
  • One-on-One Workshops
  • Speaking Engagements, Conferences, Conventions, Symposiums
  • Support Group Facilitation / Presentations

Care Home Partners

Thank you to the following communities who have and/or continue to support this program:

  • Amber Creek Inn Memory Care
  • Desert Flower Assisted Living & Memory Care
  • Friendship Village
  • Inspira at Arrowhead
  • Lone Mountain Memory Care
  • Mariposa Point at Mesa
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care
  • Our Parents House
  • Park Terrace Senior Living
  • Sagewood Senior Living
  • Scottsdale Memory Care
  • Sunshine Village
  • The Gardens of Scottsdale
  • Treasure House
  • Vi at Greyhawk

SEE THE PROGRAM IN ACTION

VIDEO DEMOS

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“I have personally had the pleasure of being able to see the benefits that the Musical Memory Care™ Workshop (MMC) program has had on my residents. Those who have not spoken in years have begun to speak. Since the conception of MMC™ , the program has evolved into something incredibly beautiful.”

Rhonda Thiel

Executive Director, Koelsch Senior Communities

“I have seen the very effective interaction you have with my mother, Harriet and the other Amber Creek residents. Your sessions are a highlight activity and one of the main reasons we selected Amber Creek for my mom. You do an excellent job of combining meaningful music with motor skills exercise, love and humor. Thank you for all you do at Amber Creek.”

Robert Sioles

Resident Family Member, Amber Creek Inn

“Thank you for all of the beautiful work you do.”

Lauren Kinhan

New York Voices

“Music is such a powerful way to reach people with Alzheimer’s. You exude love and acceptance like no other!”

Cindy Schmitt

Executive Director, Koelsch Senior Communities

“We love you so much!! My mom actually cried after we said bye to you. She was so happy. She said you’re just so nice and feels so comfortable in class. We can’t thank you enough for what you do.”

Tara Scheel

Daughter of mom living with Alzheimer's

“You are fabulous! The way they incorporate the therapeutic benefits of music is incredible. Their work enhances seniors’ lives and their level of cognition. The residents of Our Parents Home were so blessed to have them visit our small home and they were always the highlight of their week. I highly recommend, without reservation, their mission.”

Dr. Paul Laven

Physician

“Seeing the one-on-one attention Shannon gives to each resident during her performance is very impressive — it helps with their eye-hand coordination, and helps keep their minds sharp and alert.”

Judy Lefton

Resident Family Member, Our Parents House

“You touch lives in such a special way! I love your program.”

Shelly Drews

CEO & Founder, Help My Senior

“Shannon Wallace and Charles Lewis provide amazing music at Amber Creek Inn Memory Care. They offer a wonderful, stimulating therapy to our residents who suffer from memory loss, and have cognitive and physical challenges. Shannon’s powerful vocals and Charles’ catchy jazz tunes give our residents an opportunity to express emotion and interact with others. I’ve seen the positive effects Shannon and Charles have on our residents and it’s a moving experience for all.”

Amy McLean

Director of Community Relations, Koelsch Senior Communities

“The love you have for seniors is truly a combined blessing.”

Team Member

Arizona Association for Activity Professionals

“Our residents at Sunshine Village get so excited when they know that you are coming to do a workshop. The responses from our residents to their workshop are way above and beyond what anyone is able to achieve!”

Jack Silbaugh

Activities Director, Sunshine Village

“I want to thank you for all you do for my sister. Your energy and your talents help so many people at Amber Creek Inn.”

Freida Speropoulos

Resident Family Member, Amber Creek Inn

The joy that Shannon and Charles brought to the lives of our residents was amazing. Music brings smile and joy to our hearts, and our residents couldn’t stop smiling with Shannon and Charles. Besides being absolutely fabulous at what they do, they brought such a feeling of love to our home. We were so blessed to have them interact with our residents and I am in awe with what they accomplished. We had one particular resident who did not communicate too well, however Shannon was able to draw her in and she tapped her foot and sang along every song with them. Nobody else can compare to what MMC can do with seniors!”

Wendy Laven

Owner, Our Parents House

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In Memory of My Grams

Helen Wallace (1920-2018)

The Musical Memory CareWorkshop and MMC brand are Trademarks of Shannon Wallace, LLC