A little over a year ago Scout Daniel Hudgins saw and was moved by the video, “Alive Inside.” He also heard about the Williams Adult Day Center and its Music and Memory program, which uses music in its care for Forsyth County participants who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Some studies suggest that exposing these seniors to music that has had special meaning in their lives may produce great benefits.
Once Daniel found out what Senior Services was doing, he made a plan. With the support of his parents and the aid of the team he assembled, Daniel began an iPod drive in an attempt to make sure that all of the WADC participants would be able to participate in the Music & Memory program. This marvelous young man made his donation earlier in April. It consisted of the following:
- 24 used iPods
- 11 KOS KPH7 headsets
- 40 brand new iPod shuffles and
- $495.00 in iTunes gift cards!
“I cannot begin to say how incredibly beneficial this donation will be for our Music & Memory program,” said Mariah Kimball, director of Music & Memory at the WADC.
Thank you, Daniel! You inspire us!
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