Howie Newman
MUSIC FOR SENIORS
MEMORY CARE
Memory care/Alzheimer units
Memory cafes
Facilities that specialize in memory care
or have memory care units (20)
Memory cafes (27)
Arlington
Ashland
Bedford
Burlington
Cambridge
Danvers
Franklin
Hopkinton
Ipswich
Jamaica Plain
Lawrence
Lexington
Middleboro
Newton
Newton
Northboro
Pembroke
Reading
Salem, N.H.
Sharon
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
Stoneham
Sudbury
Westboro
Wilmington
Winchester
Brightview Arlington
Ashland Senior Center
Bedford Senior Center
Burlington Senior Center
Citywide Senior Center
Danvers Senior Center
Franklin Seniior Center
Hopkinton Senior Center
Ipswich Public Library
Ethos
Merrimack Elder Services
Lexington Community Ctr.
Middleboro Senior Center
Newton Senior Center
Temple Emanuel
Northboro Free Library
Pembroke Senior Center
Reading Public Library
Resid. at Salem Woods
Sharon Adult Center
Shrewsbury Public Library
Shrewsbury Senior Center
Stoneham Public Library
Sudbury Senior Center
Westboro Senior Center
Wilmington Senior Center
Jenks Senior Center
WHY MUSIC IS THERAPEUTIC
Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral
benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Musical memories are
often preserved in Alzheimer's disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are
relatively undamaged by the disease.

MY APPROACH
I have extensive experience working with memory care units, memory cafes and Alzheier's
programs. I focus on old songs that these clients know and love, encouraging them to sing along.
I sometimes tell stories related to the songs. Click
HERE for the song list.

While there are varying degrees of participation, the music seems to reach a place that can be
otherwise difficult to access. Based on feedback from organizers, clients and their families, these
events have provided an enjoyable and valuable experience for everyone involved.

Here are some of the programs and facilities where I've entertained memory care clients:
Song list / general info/ videos                 
BOOKING
If you would like to arrange a booking or have any questions, please contact me at
781-662-2616 or hjnewman@verizon.net.
www.howienewman.com          hjnewman@verizon.net          781-662-2616
WHAT IS A MEMORY CAFE?
A memory cafe is a supportive, welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or any
other form of dementia, or other brain disorder. It has also proved to be beneficial for people with
all forms of mild cognitive impairment.

Memory cafes focus on different activities for a unique group experience. You might have one
enjoying the connections of demographic-appropriate music and dancing. Others might focus on
crafts and painting. Some simply guide the participants in exercises that foster reminiscing.
Beverly
Canton
Chelmsford
Danvers
Danvers
Framingham
Marlboro
Melrose
Nashua, N.H.
North Andover
Pompton, N.J.
Quincy
Sudbury
Tewksbury
Westford
Westwood
Westwood
Weymouth
Woburn
Woburn
Herrick House
Cornerstone at Canton
Atrium at Drum Hill
Atrium at Veronica Drive
Seasons of Danvers
Brookdale Cushing Park
Pleasantries
Res. at Melrose Station
Bridges by EPOCH
Brightview North Andover
Cedar Crest
Atrium at Faxon Woods
Bridges by EPOCH
Blaire House
Bridges by EPOCH
White Oak Cottages
Bridges by EPOCH
Wndrose at Weymouth
Hearthstone at Choate
Windrose at Woburn