Creative Aging for Older Adults and Those Facing Dementia
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About Soundtracks

"Their spirit came to life...when you see moments like that, everything is worth it.

T Hanson, Active Life Manager - The Waters of Plymouth

Soundtracks is a person-centered creative aging program designed to enrich the lives of older adults living with Dementia, caregivers, and families. The program includes an introductory concert brought directly to residents (eliminating the need to bus residents to an arts event), small group music activities for residents in Memory Care Units, and a Capstone Concert where the CSB and residents share their music with the entire community - all happening inside of an assisted living location.

All CSB musicians have completed CARES Dementia Basics training. Project leaders Allison Hall and Corbin Dillon are Alzheimer’s Association essentialALZ certified and have completed the National Center for Creative Aging’s Online Artist Training Course.

Watch our short video about the impact of our program

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This season our Soundtracks program is hosted by The Waters Senior Living. The program's sessions occur monthly from January through July in a central Waters Senior Living Location. For more information or to inquire about attending a session, contact us.

For more detailed information about our program and its sessions, click to download a .pdf summary of our program.

View our Soundtracks Program Information Sheet

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Why Music is Essential for Older Adults

Older adults facing dementia who participate in creative aging arts activities have better overall physical health, fewer doctor visits, take less medication and fall less

(Cohen et. all, 2006)

Why Music is Essential for Older Adults

Nursing home residents with dementia show a measured increase in quality of life as measured using the Quality of Life in Dementia scale that lasted up to six weeks following a live musical performance

Gizzi with Dallow, "Music and Quality of Life Among Nursing Home Residents with Dementia")

Why Music is Essential for Older Adults

Older Adults show improved cognitive function and psychological wellbeing after participating in creative aging activities.

(Noice, Noice and Staines, 2004)


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