This project was funded by District Grant Funds. To date we have we have reached 104 clients in 3 facilities and have logged 320 service hours. The facilities that we are currently working with are Insignia of Newnan Assisted Living, Benton House and Avalon Health & Rehab . Our target is to help those who have been affected by dementia and Alzheimers.
The project consisted of purchasing instruments, training and recruiting of volunteers, and scheduling with facilities. The training was conducted by skilled facilitators who have experience in this area. The initial recruitment of Rotarian and community volunteers as well as purchasing the instruments and scheduling with the three facilities took several weeks.
We now have 3 teams set up for these 3 facilities and we are expected to grow. It is our goal to have sessions in 18 facilities by 2022, which will include Piedmont Newnan, Piedmont Fayette and Coweta Samaritan Clinic. The teams go into the facilities and meet once a week for an hour and spend much time in planning the sessions.