Music and memory

The Beaver Dam student senate at Moraine Park Technical College helped to create a storage space for the Remembrance home to house its Music & Memory equipment. From left are Brenda Voigt (Remembrance Home), Lisa Manuell, Sloan Pfeifer, Van Peterson and Kathy Bates (Remembrance Home).

Members of the student senate at Moraine Park Technical College’s Beaver Dam campus helped to create storage space for the Remembrance Home’s Music & Memory equipment.

Music & Memory, a personalized music program used for people with dementia, was introduced to the Beaver Dam Student Senate in the fall of 2016 through its adviser who met with representatives from Dodge County and the Wisconsin Music & Memory program. Through that introduction students learned of a local organization that could benefit from their volunteer efforts and talents.

Remembrance Home, 1810 N. Spring St., has the Music & Memory program and was in need of a larger storage space to house iPods, headphones and the charging units utilized to bring personalized music to their residents on a daily basis.

Several students donated their time, tools and building skills over the last few months to build a custom storage unit. The finished unit was presented to Remembrance Home May 17.

Brenda Voigt, CNA and the Music & Memory lead at Remembrance Home, said they are now able to centrally locate all of their Music & Memory equipment in the dining room, making personalized music even more accessible for the residents.

The student senate was able to use the woodshop and tools at Beaver Dam High School to create the unit.

For more information on Music & Memory visit: www.musicandmemory.org.

Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reporter