Help us share music with our community

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020

Music for people living with dementia isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity.

Brightwater’s Music Pharmacy program promotes the health and wellbeing of people, especially those living with dementia by utilising the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of music.

The program uses music as an integral part of caring for an individual to support their wellbeing and quality of life.

The Music Pharmacy makes music available at appropriate times to reduce agitation and promote calm, and uses group approaches that promote movement, socialisation, confidence and companionship. It is designed to support clients, allowing them to realise their abilities and independence.

Can you help us dispense the groove?

We need groove making equipment.

Do you have an old smart phone? Unwanted music instruments? Or even an old cassette, CD player, record player or walkman that you don’t need anymore? What about spare CD, cassettes and records?

Brightwater’s Music Pharmacy will take unwanted smart phones, clean them and then load them with a selection of tailored music to help stimulate, soothe and engage our clients.

We will also take your old instruments, such as guitars, keyboards and percussion instruments, to use in our Music Therapy, Move & Groove and Jam Session programs, which encourage our clients to explore their creativity.

Old cassettes, CD, records and players will provide our clients the opportunity to lose themselves in their favourite music.

Where to donate

Donate your old equipment this November and make a difference. You can drop off your equipment at:

  • Brightwater House, Level 3, 355 Scarborough Beach Rd, Osborne Park
    Monday to Friday
    8:30am to 4pm
  • Brightwater Welcome Team, 2A Walter Road W, Inglewood
    Monday to Friday
    8:30am to 4pm
  • Or post to Brightwater House, Level 3, 355 Scarborough Beach Rd, Osborne Park, WA 6017

If you have any questions, such as if the item you would like to donate is suitable, please contact Brightwater Music and Wellbeing Project Coordinator Hayley Antipas on 0429 078 126.