Silver Memories brings people together and gets them talking.

Lutheran Community Care is the first aged care provider to have the 24-hour a day satellite radio station, Silver Memories, in all its services.

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Silver Memories is a nostalgia radio station set up to address social isolation and loneliness among older people in the community. At LCC services, residents can join regular morning teas and reminiscence sessions (such as the one photographed below at St Paul’s in Caboolture) or some may be able to choose to listen in their rooms. Announcers send out ‘cheerios’ to individuals and play music from the 1920s to the 1950s.

 

 

 

“You hear the songs now that they played then and it does take you back to those days and you remember the type of life you lived then,” resident June Steere

 

Listen to our residents speak about Silver Memories.

 

Music is a powerful tool for tapping into the memories of people living with dementia.

Dr Felicity Baker, National President of the Australian Music Therapy Association

As  we practice a non-pharmacological approach for the management of behaviours of concern we have found Silver Memories to assist us with managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of Dementia using music reminiscence therapy which is available 24 hours a day.

Alzheimer’s Australia

For more information about Silver Memories, visit the radio station’s website.