Help us change the care experience for thousands of Canadians with music. All gifts over $25 receive a charitable tax receipt. Charitable Registration #85728 5092 RR0001
All gifts of any size are welcome and appreciated. These gifts will be directed to where they are needed most unless otherwise specified. Gifts can be made online using the link provided or sent to
Room 217 Foundation
Port Perry, ON L9L 1A2
Monthly gifts sustain the ongoing Room 217 mission to change the culture of care through music.
What a Difference a Day Makes - ends December 2019 Campaign Goal: $250,000
WDDM is a donor-driven program that brings the Pathways Singing Program to adult day programs across Canada. Adult Day Programs are community support initiatives that assist people living with dementia and other health conditions, by empowering them to live at home and participate in their community for as long as possible. Adult day programs help to reduce boredom, support mental health and provide emotional support for persons with dementia.
One of the challenges in adult day programs is developing social cohesion. Social cohesion or group cohesion arises when bonds link members of a social group to one another and to the group. Music is considered a natural choice by many experts in helping people living with dementia engage in a group. Singing is a particularly beneficial medium of music-making because it is done in groups i.e. choirs, rock bands, sporting events, camp etc. and can address social cohesion. For people living with dementia, singing provides a point of human contact, enhances emotional connection and intimacy, and links people living with dementia to prior experiences.
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