Wesley Village collecting donations at Shelton Day

Planning to attend the Shelton Day festivities this Sunday, Oct. 4th? Members of the Shelton community are encouraged to visit the Wesley Village tent and help support individuals struggling from dementia and other cognitive and physical impairments. Wesley Village will be collecting spare change donations to purchase digital music files for their Music and Memory program, offered on their senior living campus at 580 Long Hill Avenue. The Music and Memory program, rooted in extensive neuroscience research, involves training care professionals to set up personalized music playlists, delivered on iPods and other digital devices, for those in their care. These musical favorites can then tap deep memories not lost to dementia, which enable patients and residents to converse, socialize, stay present, and feel like themselves again. The program was made possible with the help of a grant from the Valley Community Foundation, which enabled the campus to purchase iPods and other technology needed for music collection and storage and costs associated with staff training and instruction. Anyone who would like to support the program is asked to stop by with a donation of spare change to help purchase music. For more information about Music & Memory and the life-changing benefits of personalized therapeutic music, visit www.musicandmemory.org.

Wesley Village is a campus of senior care communities including Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community, Wesley Heights Assisted and Independent Living Apartments and Cottages, Lifestyle Transitions Memory Care at Wesley Heights, and Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center. The campus is owned and operated by UMH, a local, faith-based, not-for-profit organization serving all members of the community and is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton, CT. To learn more about the continuum of care offered at Wesley Village or the mission of UMH, visit www.wesleyvillage-ct.org or contact Lisa Bisson at 203-225-5024.