Donate a playlist to the iPod Pharmacy
Our love of music here at Jazz FM is unending. And it is therefore great to team up with a charitable organisation like Chiltern Music Therapy to put music to good use.
Chiltern Music Therapy (CMT) is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that provides music therapy services to people of all ages and many different needs. Earlier this year, along with our friends at Yamaha UK, we supported their iPod Pharmacy initiative where, in basic terms, we took your old iPods!
You can still donate your iPod or mp3 music player also! And for every iPod received, our friends at Yamaha UK will donate a pair of headphones. The quickest way is to pop it into a padded envelope (with charger if possible) to The iPod Pharmacy (co/Jazz FM). Find out your nearest drop off point here.
The iPod Pharmacy. PO Box 917, Chesham, HP5 9DG
iPod Pharmacy stories
Roger has dementia and can often become very distressed and agitated. He lives in a care home and was referred to a weekly music therapy group to help improve his mood. When he takes part in music-making or singing along to his favourite music, his mood completely transforms. He is less confused, more aware of his surroundings, and also communicates with other residents - smiling and laughing. To support this positive change throughout the rest of the week, Roger’s music therapist has recommended he receives an iPod from Chiltern Music Therapy's #ipodpharmacy. The music therapist has worked closely with Roger, his family, and the home staff to create a personalised playlist of his preferred songs and music, which all help him to relax and stop him feeling agitated during any periods of distress. The home are now able to offer Roger the opportunity to listen to his playlist whenever he is having a difficult day and help him to re-connect with himself, those around him and the music he loves.