Music Share is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing senior social isolation through individualized music-based programming.
We provide participants with music specific to their personal histories and preferences in an effort to trigger memories, reconnect them with their past, and stimulate various areas of the brain involved in memory and emotional processing.
Music Share was founded in 2017 by Julian Powell as a way to connect youth volunteers with isolated seniors living in long term care communities. Together they listened to, and talked about, music treasured by the senior participants.
Since learning of COVID-19 Music Share has developed distanced programming in an effort to provide meaningful and emotive entertainment to residents experiencing increased isolation due to the virus.