My Music Ignites My Soul
““To bring young people with music appreciation and digital skills together with seniors, who have their own music landscape and memories, to shape experiences, moods and memories for the seniors throughout Aotearoa New Zealand”
I am so pleased to tell you that an initiative that has been at the forefront of my mind for a long time is now coming to fruition. I have a dream of young people making playlists for older folk who are not able to create their own. I have witnessed the power of music to revive and revitalise. Bed-ridden patients have come alive when listening to music from their early days.
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards team have picked up the baton. The pictures above are from the inaugural meeting with the Duke of Edinburgh team. Young people undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award will meet and work alongside seniors, family members and Diversional Therapists to individualise music for them. Students will canvas:
- favourite songs, artists of genres
- their musical interests
- any musical ability or instruments
- key life events
The programme is being piloted through the Summerset at their Monterey Park village at Hobsonville Point and is scheduled for NZ wide release in October 2021.
Thanks to our wonderful supporters:
Professional Speaker, Coach and Author
“Pauline Grogan is a fresh breeze in the motivational speaking arena. Pauline has a true message that comes from a real journey of emotional pain through to self awareness and fulfilling victory. From the moment she walks onto a stage until the lights go out, Pauline’s story will challenge you to be what you are destined to be. If you are looking for someone who can reach out and touch your life, and inspire your team to overcome the traps in their personal and business life, you need to experience Pauline Grogan.”
NZ Principals Association
“Pauline offers practical strategies to rebound from the challenges that overwhelm us at different times in life. After a lifetime’s experience, she demonstrates that it is possible to bounce back when unexpected challenges occur. Pauline’s insights and stories find application in any sphere of life where opportunities wait to be discovered. “Pauline can be described as a true orator. She held the audience of Professional Educators and School Board of Trustee members in awe as her true story unfolded. Pauline is a woman to be admired and respected, a woman of substance, a woman of faith and a woman of courage.”
From the Family Works Northern-Regional Forum, Auckland 27.01.11.
“Pauline captured her audience by openly sharing her life journey which included endurance of hardship, despair, loss and triumph. Pauline inspired and challenged her audience to rise above adversity no matter how hard or painful life may be. Through her sincerity and warmth, Pauline was able to quickly build a sense of trust leaving us craving to learn so much more. As an inspirational speaker, Pauline Grogan is truly amazing!”