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Preloaded iPods for Seniors
This article about taking seniors to a Christmas orchestra concert was a bit depressing. It made me think about all the seniors who can't get into or out of this or any other bus -- or who are unlikely to be asked to go to a concert. It especially reminded me of my late mother who had Alzheimer's and spent her last six years in a nursing home. She loved music, so we brought her a small CD player with headphones, and instructed the staff to put on some Mozart or Ravel to help make her calm and relaxed. That, plus the old movie musicals we left in the room, really helped her mood -- and we enjoyed watching them with her.
So I started thinking about iPods for seniors, no matter how frail -- here's a story about their use by centarians. And that in turn made me think about refurbished ($39!!!), pre-loaded iPods for seniors. Loaded with music perhaps they have mentioned or you think they would like.
Tell me someone is going to add this service to their local non-profit council on aging, or other non-profit agency dedicated to serving seniors.
Thoughts welcome -- and thanks.