"Some Enchanted Evening" Reconnecting Memories Through Music and Dance

Reconnecting Memories Through Music and Dance-- Partner with us in funding eight weeks of music and dance classes with a grand finale.....An evening of dinner and dancing to the sounds of a live big band! Your donation will help to provide an "enchanting" experience for those struggling with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

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$10.00 Level

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Your gift of $10 or more will make an impact in funding a music and dance experience for a person struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's disease. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal! Your generous gift will be recognized on social media.


$25.00 Level

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Your donation puts us $25 closer to our goal and will specifically fund one class for someone struggling with Alzheimer's disease and their caregiver. Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum. For your donation, you will be recognized on social media and in the event program.


$50.00 Level

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Your generous donation of $50 will provide the fee for an older adult couple to attend four music and dance classes. Your donation will be recognized on social media, in the event program, and announced at the event as well! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline. Please share our project with others through social media to extend our reach!


$100.00 Level

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Your generous donation of $100.00 will provide an older adult couple with the opportunity to attend our amazing event, "Some Enchanted Evening"! With your generous donation, you will be recognized on social media, in the event program, and announced at the event as well! Your name will also be included on our event banner that will be hung at the event! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.

Project Overview

 

"Some Enchanted Evening"

Reconnecting Memories Through Music and Dance

"Some enchanted evening, you may see a stranger,
You may see a stranger across a crowded room,
And somehow you know, you know even then,
That somehow you'll see here again and again."

Has the experience of watching a loved one fade away due to the debilitating disease of Alzheimer's affected you or someone you know? Imagine the heartache of this experience- your loved one struggling with recollection of your relationship... 

Music Therapy of the Ozarks would like to provide a special opportunity for those in our community who struggle with the heartbreaking effects of Alzheimer's disease, or other types of dementia, to reconnect with loved ones through music and dancing classes. 

Funds raised will provide an opportunity for individuals and caregivers to attend an 8-week class with focus on therapeutic singing and dancing.  The class will then culminate in a special evening in which individuals and caregivers will be treated to a wonderful dinner and dancing event, with a live big band to dance the evening away! This event will take place this fall in the months of September and October. 

"Some enchanted evening, someone may be laughing,
You may hear her laughing across a crowded room,
And night after night, as strange as it seems,
The sound of her laughter will sing in your dreams."

Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia currently affect close to 35 million people worldwide. "Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.” (1)  Research has demonstrated that individuals with Alzheimer’s and related disorders can reconnect memories and experience bonding through music of their past. “Emerging evidence shows that music-based interventions may have a protective effect on the brain in people with dementia. There is also evidence that doing activities that engage the brain through music is beneficial.” (2)

"Some enchanted evening, when you find your true love,
When you hear her call you across a crowded room,
Then fly to her side and make her your own,
Once you have found her, never let her go."

1 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20350447

2 https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/clinical-trials/movement-and-music-older-adults-dementia    

 

 

 

 

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About Music Therapy of the Ozarks

Music Therapy of the Ozarks is a nonprofit organization founded to provide the healing power of music throughout the lifespan by offering funding assistance and building community awareness. We are in our third year of existence and thus far, have provided over $30,000 in music therapy scholarships to deserving individuals in our community, provided drums for a child and adolescent treatment program, and funded music therapy programming for the NICU at Cox Hospital.  Learn more about us at www.musictherapyoftheozarks.org

 

 

Music Therapy of the Ozarks

https://musictherapyoftheozarks.org/

Springfield, MO
(417) 861-7345
contact@musictherapyoftheozarks.org