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Music & Memory at Tivoli

Students from Portage High School’s group HOSA (Future Health Professionals) have been partnering with the Mother Mary Assisted Living residents at Tivoli to learn about their music interests through the Music & Memory program.  The program involves students providing music to the resident and then assessing the resident’s response.  

Students from Portage High School’s group HOSA (Future Health Professionals) have been partnering with the Mother Mary Assisted Living residents at TivoliKelli Bormett, Activities Director at Tivoli shares, “The residents are able to recall the music they have enjoyed throughout their lives.  Some of the responses we see are smiling, laughing, crying, singing, playing a drum to the beat of the song, falling asleep to relaxing music, or sharing a memory that a song brings back.  The HOSA students are also volunteering for other activities throughout Tivoli, our residents enjoy having the students here.”  

http://dshealthcare.com/sites/dshealthcare.com/assets/images/News-Events/Tivoli-music-memory2.jpgMusic & Memory is a student volunteer program lead by Nancy Ziegler who teaches the Health Science Occupations courses at Portage High School. In addition to the program, a group of HOSA students, Brooklyn Miller, Isabelle O'Grady and Travis Miller, and Ziegler attended this year’s HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida on June 21-24, 2017.  There were 10,200+ HOSA students attending from all around the world.  

Ziegler said she is very proud of Brooklyn, Isabelle and Travis for sharing the student perspective about how getting involved with Music & Memory at DSH Tivoli is making a difference in their lives and the Portage community.

Students from Portage High School’s group HOSA (Future Health Professionals) have been partnering with the Mother Mary Assisted Living residents at Tivoli “They were amazing 70+ people standing room only and concluded with a thundering applause. HOSA Advisors and students from Tennessee, Washington State, Illinois and others stayed after to talk more. Music & Memory lead, Julie Hyland was also there to support the group and was very excited about the success of the program.”

If you’re interested in getting involved in Music & Memory, contact Nancy Ziegler at zieglern@portage.k12.wi.us.

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