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Review for Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc., Barrington, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

BACOA is an incredible organization with a team that shows how much they care about providing excellent services through the incredible work and advocacy that they do. I am the Director of Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc., and we provide group music therapy wellness services to the Day Out Program. Every time I am with the Day Out program, I am struck by the atmosphere of joy and comfort created by Pam, the Memory Programs Director, and her team of devoted volunteers. Together, this team goes above and beyond to bring high quality and variety to the group. I have seen Pam and her volunteers take special projects home with them, spend hours preparing a new activity, and seek out work-laden grant opportunities all for the sake of bettering an already outstanding program. It is clear that the group members feel comfortable being themselves and sharing their thoughts and feelings, even the tough ones, because of the supportive atmosphere and special feeling of camaraderie fostered by Pam and the volunteers. Everyone is primed to dive in to opportunities to express themselves, be creative, and connect with each other....and this is because of the way the program is structured and facilitated. I am so fortunate to get to be part of this special group!

-Becky Freiman, MA, MT-BC
Board Certified Music Therapist
Director, Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc.

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