We all have favorite songs that instantly

transport us back to special times in our lives.

MUSICis one of the most effective tools to enhance the lives of patients with dementia. Even patients with advanced dementia benefit from listening to the old familiar songs they loved. They come to life and many speak for the first time in months or years.

We are looking for donations of Ipods, MP3 players, over-the-ear headphones, device chargers and ITunes cards to kick off a community effort to get music into the lives of our neighbors with dementia. With the help of caregivers, volunteers will personalize each device with a patient’s favorite songs. The players are then given to the patients to keep and enjoy the benefits every day.

Players can be dropped off at the following locations:

The Recreation Office at Town Hall

260 East Bay Avenue

The Bay Avenue Community Center

775 East Bay Avenue

The Pine Street Recreation Building

25 Pine Street

For more information, please call Deb Budesa at 609-597-1000 X 8583

Upcoming dates

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  • Starting Friday, June 14th, 2019, repeats every day until Tuesday, December 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 am


Stafford Recreation

260 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ 08050