It’s important to have music in our lives! Music can lower the body’s reaction to feelings of stress and anxiety. Music helped many of us with the anxiety we felt during the uncertain days of the pandemic.
Our therapeutic recreation team adapted existing program favorites to the virtual world during 2020 so Westminster Canterbury residents could stay engaged with the things they loved. Music remained a constant as they worked to keep our certified Music and Memory program in place.
Susan Carol’s musical presentations provide residents with a sense of well-being. Research by the Mayo Clinic suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with dementia. Distant memories rekindle and new memories are made through these musical connections.
Susan’s music is a blessing to our campus…now more than ever.
Westminster Canterbury-Lynchburg needs your help to ensure the music keeps playing and this program stays on the calendar. Your tax-deductible contribution, regardless of the amount, will help us continue to offer the benefits of music.
If you would like to send your donation by check, please make it payable to: WCL Foundation-Music and mail it to:
WCL Foundation Office
501 V.E.S. Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503.
OR you can take just a few minutes and make your tax-deductible contribution securely online.
Regardless of how you give, please help us extend this important, effective and enjoyable program. Make your gift today.
Hear from our community
"We had the wonderful experience of hearing the union of two instruments, the harp and the harmonica. My husband, Joe, just lit up and joined right in with his harmonica."