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Impact of Your Philanthropy is Eskaton Foundation’s donor newsletter. Below are a few articles from the most recent issue. To view and print the complete donor newsletter, please open the PDF below.

MUSIC IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Thank you for giving Joan a few moments of peace

Joan’s grimace changes to a smile as soon as Elizabeth Proett begins playing the harp.

Joan listens to music played by Therapeutic Musician Elizabeth Proett. Joan is a resident of Eskaton Village Roseville memory care.

"It brightens my heart," she tells Elizabeth.

Getting Joan to rest and relax is a challenge.

Hour after hour, Joan shuffles with her walker around the residential corridor. She goes through the memory care lounge and around again.

The urge to walk is how Joan’s body responds to anxiety, agitation and memory loss.

Physical exhaustion and chronic pain are a direct result of the constant motion.

Thanks to you, therapeutic music gives Joan moments of rest and lucidity.

Initially, Joan would continue walking when Elizabeth approached her.

One day, Elizabeth knocked on the door and asked Joan if she could play for her.

"She was thrilled and sat down on the bed. She listened, smiled, and made eye contact. I played to her for 15 to 20 minutes," remembers Elizabeth.

No one knows what was different about that day.

"You can’t discount the power of beauty. Just that something beautiful was brought in can make a difference," ponders Elizabeth.

No one knows what was different about that day.

"You can’t discount the power of beauty. Just that something beautiful was brought in can make a difference," ponders Elizabeth.

On a recent visit, Elizabeth conducted a singalong with residents in the memory care lounge.

As Elizabeth sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Joan continued her trek around the memory care unit.

Walking, but listening to the music, Joan commented, "That’s very nice."

Your support is bringing therapeutic musicians to six memory care programs in the Sacramento region. Read more.

BRINGING BACK THE BOOGIE

Music brings back memories for Larry, a resident of Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven

Larry, a retired Air Force veteran, has not talked very much since Larry, a resident of Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven listens to a favorite song during Therapeutic Music time.he had a stroke. "Larry’s face brightened up when he put on the headphones and began listening to some of his favorite tunes," said Nicole Johnson, activity director at Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven. "He gave me a thumbs up to Beer Bottle Boogie by Koko Taylor."

Thank you for bringing back the boogie to seniors living with dementia!

With your help, earphones, iPods and recorded music are available at all Eskaton memory care programs.

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