The TLU chapter of Service Through Music (STM)—an organization seeking to enrich the lives of others by incorporating musical performances and music technology into local nursing homes is hosting their eighth Annual Music & Memory Fundraiser on March 8 from 11 .am. to 1 p.m. in the Weston Center Courtyard. The event will include lunch, entertainment, and a silent auction.
Through STM's previous fundraising efforts, it has been able to previously partner with Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center in Seguin to equip their residents with 20 iPods, headphones, chargers, and iTunes gift cards through the new Seguin/TLU branch of Dan Cohen’s Music & Memory program.
Each resident of the memory unit, which focuses on patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, has his or her own iPod and a playlist of music featuring their personal favorites. This way, they can listen to music year-round without waiting for an outside group to come perform.