iPod Drive to Help People With Alzheimer’s

Posted on 10/7/2014 1:25:07 PM

Donate a gently used or new iPod or an iTunes gift card, to be used with a Music and Memory project being developed by Bob Witchel, IUP Counseling Department. We’re most interested in collecting iPod Shuffles, but any well-­cared-­for iPod will be greatly appreciated.

Music can transform life for nursing home residents experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Familiar music can help someone recall memories that have been forgotten, or simply lift their spirits.

We are initiating this project in nursing homes in Western Pennsylvania and are in great need of iPods. If you have an iPod or an iTunes gift card you would like to donate, e-mail Bob Witchel at bwitchel@iup.edu. We will share how you can contribute to this important project.

Department of Counseling