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In order to continue our mission to provide the best person-centered, long-term care possible to individuals living at Evergreen Community, regardless of their resources, we rely on the generosity of individuals like you. Your contributions help us enhance the lives of those we serve. Our promise to you is we will always ensure your financial support directly impacts individuals living at Evergreen through services and enhancements that contribute to a more meaningful life.
This year we are raising funds to purchase 20 iPods and headphones to bring the gift of music to more individuals living at Evergreen Community. Many people living in long-term care communities face cognitive and physical difficulties and have left behind their friends and familiar surroundings. The Music & Memory program at Evergreen helps people dealing with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through music. I’m sure you can think of a time when you heard a favorite song and it positively changed your day.
Through the Music & Memory program we set up personalized music playlists on iPods. Familiar, favorite songs evoke deep memories not lost to dementia and bring joy back to individuals. Research and evaluation of music therapy in long-term care communities shows consistent results of increased happiness and social interaction. There is also growing evidence that a personalized music program reduces the use of anti-psychotic medications.
“D.O. was a very quiet lady who had advanced dementia and did not communicate verbally, besides an occasional ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Even in the later stage of dementia, religion remained important to her, and her family would take her to church each week. When we started the Music & Memory program, she was one of the first to receive an iPod, which was the best decision ever. For someone whom we had not heard but a few words from in years, she sang along with the hymns word for word, and perfectly on beat. She brought me to tears. It was like magic, and you could see the life in her eyes and her smile. She understood and recognized that with her disease, she could not speak, so when she was singing she was aware and it felt right.” – Evergreen Team Member
At Evergreen, we serve individuals 365 days a year in their home with dignity and respect. It is always a balancing act due to nominal Medicaid reimbursement rates and rising supply, equipment, and wage costs. The purchase of an additional 20 iPods and headphones to expand the Music & Memory program will positively impact individuals living at Evergreen. However, it will only be successful if we can raise the necessary $3,500 through grants and individual donors like you.
If you would like to give a monetary gift, please CLICK HERE to donate through OneCause or mail your gift to:
Evergreen Community of Johnson County
11875 S. Sunset Dr., Suite 100
Olathe, KS 66061
Thank you for your generosity. Your dedicated support gives us confidence to continue on our path of person centered care. Our mission depends on your willingness to sustain and advance our annual funding needs. We are truly appreciative of the kindness you have shown to the residents of Evergreen Community.
“It has been a privilege and a blessing to share our common path of dedicated service to the less fortunate. May the experience humble us and enrich our spirits, always.” - Unknown
Chief Executive Officer
Giving a gift to Evergreen has never been easier. You can donate by visiting any of our websites and clicking on “Donate” to use PayPal. Evergreen will use your gifts as you choose, whether it be for a special occasion, an honor gift, or a memorial gift. Donations can be used for a specific activity, project, neighborhood, or gift. All donations to ECOJC, go directly toward enhancing the quality of life of the residents. If you have any questions, contact Development at 913‑477‑8227.
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