Have you ever wondered, how can music, technology and nursing home residents come together harmoniously?
A Magical Collaboration
To harness the power of music in building relations and encouraging expression, St Joseph’s Home brought in I’m Soul Inc for a Music Making M.A.G.I.C. Programme.
The first run of the programme was conducted in an intergenerational format. Children from St Joseph’s Home Infant and Childcare Centre learned to use the Soundbeam Technology together and co-create beautiful melodies.
The Kindergarten 2 children and our residents thereafter put up a joint performance as part of Parent Appreciation Day!
Inclusivity at St Joseph’s Home
At St Joseph’s Home, residents with advanced dementia or who are bed-bound participate in creative programmes as well. We do so by working closely with our partners and where possible, bringing in technology. This way, residents are able to participate actively to the best of their abilities, while forming a bond with others over music.
Introducing the Soundbeam
The Soundbeam is a musical device that produces a variety of sounds with a simple tap or physical movements. This means that if you can’t strum a guitar, you can still produce similar melodies. And even if you’ve never learned to play the piano, you can create the same tunes with your body. Soundbeam has also been proven to boost creative expression, physical activity and cognitive development of the user.
Interested in executing similar programmes with our beloved residents at St Joseph’s Home? Write in to us at email@example.com for partnership and/or volunteer opportunities