YOL Percussion Circles with the Elder Community Engagement Program
Following the event, students were giving print resources about different careers in Music, including music therapy and information about how music affects the brain and contributes to a person’s health through positive social interaction and mental/motor coordination. Evaluation of the program was based on followup with the facility administrator and also upon verbal questions with family members in the memory unit where the demonstrations had visible affects on the participants.
Overview of planning and execution process for this project
The events took place:
Sunday, Nov 19th 2017 from 2:00-3 pm at the memory unit at Wilshire Place. From 3:30-4:30 at the Retirement Community on West 4th Street. And on Sunday, December 3rd 2:00-3pm in the dining room of Erkskine Senior Living Center and from 3:15-4:30pm in the ESLC memory unit.
All events were in Lubbock county, Texas.
Sponsors/charities/volunteers/ other groups involved in the project and the benefits to each.
- Barbara Woody was a parent volunteer who participated and helped supervise the equipment at the event.
- Isley Percussion volunteered the drums for the event.
- The Lewis Family sponsored the plastic instruments to give to participants.
- Nelda Jett of State Farm Insurance donated the certificates for participants.
- Grants for the YOL regular rehearsals came from: Talkington Foundation, the Harrington Foundation, Community Foundation of West Texas and the CH Foundation, but none of these funds were specifically applied to the YOL Percussion Circles with the Elder Community Engagement Program.
Specific Budget Breakdown
- We all pulled together and utilized volunteers and available resources to make this project happen.
- Certificate copies $5 (Donated by Nelda Jett)
- Plastic Tambourines, Maracas, and Bells $40 (sponsored by Lewis family)
- Equipment Use Donation from Isley Percussion $600 (donated use of equipment at event)
New or recurring project?New Project
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