Public libraries offer music to Islanders with memory loss 

Islanders can borrow MP3 players from public libraries for a loved one living with memory loss to help activate their memories through music.

The new Music and Memory program provides access to MP3 players that can be loaded with personalized playlists. The goal is to help people living with memory loss or a physical condition reconnect with loved ones and the world around them through music memories and to improve their quality of life. 

“Living through this global pandemic has been a long and difficult process for all Islanders, especially our most vulnerable populations and their families. Music is an incredible form of therapy which can help stimulate our brains and increase overall well-being. I am proud of our public libraries who continue to find creative ways to support our communities through the challenges of COVID-19.” 

-  Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers

Music and Memory is a collaborative initiative between the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat, the Sunlife Musical Lending Library program, the Friends of the Rotary Regional Library and the Rotary Club of Montague and Eastern PEI. 

“This new service through the PEI Public Libraries will be beneficial for Island seniors struggling with memory loss,” says Minister of Social Development and Housing, Ernie Hudson and Minister responsible for seniors. “I commend the Seniors’ Secretariat who has been instrumental in providing supports and services to Island seniors and for their partnership in this important initiative.”

To sign up for the program, visit: PEI Public Library Service.

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Lexi Drummond
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

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