Get Inspired by Memory Care: Award-winning film and community discussion April 19

 

Reserve your seat today!

Join the Pacific View community for the award-winning documentary film “Alive Inside” in a theatrical screening at Bandon’s Sprague Community Theater on Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, the film explores music’s ability to combat memory loss, with stories of family members who have witnessed the effects of personalized music on their loved ones.

Stay after the film for refreshments and a community discussion of resources for those in need of memory care, as well as support for caregivers in the home and assisted living settings.

Our panel of experienced health professionals and caregivers will answer questions and contribute to the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. The Sprague Theater is in Bandon City Park, 1202 11th Street SW. Call Pacific View to reserve tickets, 541-347-7502.

Sharon Webb and Billie Green sing "You Are My Sunshine," one of Sharon's favorite songs.

Sharon Webb and Billie Green sing “You Are My Sunshine,” one of Sharon’s favorite songs.

Meet our Memory Care discussion leaders

DEBBIE WILSON

Debbie Wilson is executive director for Pacific View Assisted Living and Memory Care in Bandon. She is an advocate for healthy, active living at every age. She attended Southern Oregon University, and her work experience includes program direction and compliance for organizations serving adults and children.

Debbie will celebrate her one year anniversary at Pacific View in July.

LESLIE DAVIS

Leslie Davis is long term employee of Pacific View, now in her 11th year with the community. She is the Pacific View Memory Care Program Administrator, certified through the Oregon Health Care Association. She has a broad spectrum of experience and training from OHCA, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Institute for Professional Care. Leslie assists families and residents through the admission process and day-to-day life, and she manages Pacific View memory care staff.

Leslie lives in Coquille, Oregon, with her husband James and six-year-old daughter Kaitlyn. She spends a lot of her free time with her daughter and her horse, participating in equestrian clubs such as South Coast Barrel Racers Club, and Southwestern Oregon Horseman Association.

LISKA MCNALLY

Liska McNally is a board-certified music therapist practicing in Portland, Oregon. She earned her undergraduate degree from Marylhurst University, where she is an adjunct instructor and practicum supervisor for the music therapy program.

Her additional training includes a certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy from Colorado State University, Hospice Music Therapy, and specialized training in supervising students and professional music therapists. Liska regularly provides music therapy services to clients receiving memory care in assisted living settings.

KIT O’CALLAGHAN

Kit O’Callaghan is a semi-retired counselor living in Coos Bay. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and practiced in the area for more than two decades. Her experience includes training with the Alzheimer’s Association to counsel those experiencing memory loss and dementia.

Kit facilitates the free Family Caregiver Support Group, which meets twice monthly at Pacific View. Kit and the Pacific View community welcome anyone facing the challenges of being a caregiver to attend.

Read more about the “Alive Inside” event.

Want to reserve your seat? Give us a call!

Want to reserve your seat? Give us a call!

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

Don’t miss the award-winning documentary film “Alive Inside” in a theatrical screening at Bandon’s Sprague Community Theater. This free public event is presented by Pacific View Assisted Living & Memory Care on Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, the film explores music’s ability to combat memory loss, with stories of family members who have witnessed the positive effects of personalized music on their loved ones.

Stay after the film for refreshments and a community discussion of resources for those in need of memory care, as well as support for caregivers in the home and assisted living settings. Experienced health professionals and caregivers will answer questions and contribute to the discussion.

The Sprague Theater is located in Bandon City Park, 1202 11th Street SW. Reserved seating is recommended. Call Pacific View at 541-347-7502.

Want to reserve your seat? Give us a call!

Want to reserve your seat? Give us a call!

Memory care is about life!

Age related memory loss is a challenge for many. The Pacific View community wants to extend support to its south coast neighbors, beginning with the Sprague Theater event, according to Executive Director Debbie Wilson.

Memory care promotes a lifestyle that is active and engaging, explained Wilson. Pacific View is participating with the nonprofit organization Music & Memory to bring portable, personal music systems to residents. The organization was founded by social worker Dan Cohen, who’s work is featured in “Alive Inside.”

Participation with Music & Memory includes staff preparation, such as tips on talking about music and building personal MP3 playlists. Pacific View staff look forward to sharing their continued education about memory care.

“Not everybody is ready to move into the (memory care) community, but they need that support,” said Memory Care Program Administrator Leslie Davis.

At Pacific View, the Music & Memory program is an extension of the activities staff and residents already share together. Community residents sing and play music several times a week. Memories, movement, and relaxation can all be stimulated by a favorite song, observes Billie Green, Memory Care Activities Director.

Fellow Activities Director Lorinda Harless says she looks forward to the Music & Memory program for one-on-one interaction, especially to comfort those struggling with the confusion and fear that can result from memory loss.

“Sometimes they need a little more than silent hand holding,” said Harless.

Sue Robb, right, shares her memories of studying music as a child with Pacific View Activities Director Lorinda Harless.

Sue Robb, right, shares her memories of studying music as a child with Pacific View Activities Director Lorinda Harless.

Related post: Get Inspired by Memory Care

Langlois Mountain- Day Trip

Pacific View took a day excursion into the mountains of Langlois to view the spectacular view of Bandon from above.  Everyone loaded up into the Pacific View bus and only 20 minutes later did we see the beautiful sites! Day excursions happen weekly to various places around Bandon! We love trying out new restaurants, seeing new sites or visiting different local companies.

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Our wonderful residents excited to start our day excursion

 

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The luscious land of Bandon, Oregon never gets old to see!