Imagine back to when you first heard a song or a tune that struck a chord in you – no matter how it made you feel, this particular song stayed with you throughout your life. And now, whenever you hear it, you’re transported back in time.
That’s the effect Shining Star CLE, a solo-singing competition for Northeast Ohio high school students, will have on its contestants – forming an everlasting memory, not only for them, but also for our residents who will enjoy watching some participants performing live on our campus or on video.
Menorah Park’s Memory Care Network implements music programs, services and events that help reawaken these precious memories in individuals with dementia. Our network includes memory care assisted living communities on our campuses and around the community including Home Smart Memory Care and the Menorah Park Center 4 Brain Health®.
Bridging music, memories and those with dementia
Music allows individuals with dementia to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories stored deep within the brain, according to the non-profit organization, Music & Memory. While Alzheimer’s damages the ability to recall facts and details, it does not destroy these lasting connections between a favorite song or melody and the memory associated with it, no matter how long ago.
The Finals Performance & Competition- Join us VIRTUALLY on Sunday, September 13, 2020 as we celebrate the outstanding vocal talents of our area high school students as we will raise necessary funds to keep memory care programs operating at their best at Menorah Park! This promises to be an exceptional night of musical entertainment and a unique opportunity to support our talented youth as well as our cherished elders.