Autumn Leaves launches music experience program at 40 memory care sites
Senior Living provider Autumn Leaves has launched a new music-based memory care program across all 40 of its memory care communities. The program, “So Much More To Experience,” was created with the help of the Dallas-based Music is Our Weapon organization and combines individualized music playlists with outings to experience live music.
“The connection between music and memory is a strong one,” said Clair Jameson, Autumn Leaves Life Engagement Director, in a release announcing the launch. “Hearing a song can transport a person back decades in a single instant. Music is associated with real feelings and milestones in life, and for a person with dementia, music can trigger memory as well as help them reconnect and engage with the world again.”
The program debuted at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, along with live musical performances to celebrate the partnership between the senior living provider and Music is Our Weapon.
Autumn Leaves is based in Irving, Texas, and operates in seven states.
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of York, England.