Problem to be Solved
Seniors living in Northern Colorado, specifically those living in senior care facilities, suffer from high levels of isolation and depression which could be addressed by them having better access to music programming.
How will successful resolution affect the local community?
If music programming made available to them had a focus on quantity, quality, variety and personalization, more seniors living in care facilities could use music to stay connected to their communities and to their identities.
What will be acceptable outcomes for the team in addressing the problem?
Applying for, receiving, and managing grants.
Developing program materials and guidelines as well as training assets.
Developing program assessment/evaluation materials.
Completing steps to form a well founded 501C3.
Developing community partnerships that will make the project sustainable and collaborative.
What Volunteer Qualifications are needed?
Able to assist with writing grants.
Nonprofit advising and formation.
Development of program materials
Research and assessment.
Summary Statement of Expectations:
Launch Sound Affects as a nonprofit entity that acts as an external provider for music programming to Northern Colorado senior care facilities.
Training and Support:
This team will be supported by the PAFC priority committee working on the Culture of Aging issues. A member of the priority group will serve as liaison between the team and the PAFC. The priority group provides oversight, counsel, support, and resources needed to plan and produce the event. Once the team is established there will be an initial training that covers project expectations and team process. A volunteer coordinator will be available throughout the project to address issues rising within the team itself.
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