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Review for CREATIVE AGING MEMPHIS, Memphis, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Looking into the eyes of a senior adult who is mesmerized by music is a small taste of heaven. Bringing the arts to those who can no longer access those once enjoyed activities is what Creative Aging does best. Blending the right mix of caring and compassion and orchestrating an event that transports senior adults back to a time that was perhaps more gracious to them brings joy to thousands every year. Whether music artisans or storytellers, senior adults love to reconnect with memories. And watching them make this incredible connection, watching them come alive when they hear an old familiar tune or hear a story that they knew as a child, this wonderment is contagious. I have seen this in action and I am always amazed!

Role:  Board Member

Review for Alzheimer's Day Services of Memphis, Inc., Memphis, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Alzheimer's Day Services offers a program that is both critical to Caregiver respite and is unparrelled in offering the participant a safe place to enjoy actvities and peer socialization. From baking cookies to studying current events, from exercise to gardening, the participants are always happy and busy! When yoiu visit the center, Dorothy's Place, you find an attitude of caring and compassion. Always focused on helping participants maintain integrity, many are called volunteers and some even believe that they are on staff. And the staff respects and embraces this concept! No where are Caregivers more welcomed and honored. From support groups to Caregivers Holiday Luncheons and seasonal cookouts, the family of participants are loved and cared for, just as participants are. Truly a family environment, the energy here is all positive. Indeed, an organization worthy of an award!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for CREATIVE AGING MEMPHIS, Memphis, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We never ever, no matter what age, lose the need for connecting with others. When we struggle cognitively, this becomes more difficult. To watch an older adult connect with others through music and art is unbelievably moving. It is nothing short of a miracle for someone suffering with dementia. When I watch a performance sponsored by Creative Aging and I see this kind of miracle, I am so proud. This is when I know that our mission is being carried out every day!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for CREATIVE AGING MEMPHIS, Memphis, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We never stop loving the arts..no matter what age. The great feeling that music, story telling, visual arts and other art mediums give us is priceless. Many Senior adults are limited with mobility issues, financial restraints and other issues that keep them from enjoying the above. That is where Creative Aging MidSouth steps in. CAM bridges the gap by providing quality performances and demonstrations to Senior adults. They never have to pay, make reservations or even leave their residence. CAM comes to them. If you could only see their faces, the sparkle in their eyes, the humming along; then you would see why CAM exists.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member