LSTS Silent Auction for Older Adults

START
01
December 2021
05:00 AM CST
END
14
December 2021
At Midnight CST
RAISED
$4,310.00
GOAL $10,000.00
43.1% To Goal

About Our Auction

This auction has closed. A few items have not been purchased. If you are interested in any of those items please reach out to melissa@livingspirittherapy.com

WHY ARE WE HOLDING THIS AUCTION?

The older adults throughout our community paved the way for all of the opportunities we have. They have sacrificed, innovated, and broken down many barriers so that we can have better lives than they experienced.

Despite this, many older adults in private homes are living isolated lives of poverty, depression, and poor quality of life. Music therapy has a proven track record for improving quality of life for older adults. Unfortunately, unless they live in a facility or are on hospice, most older adults have to pay out of pocket for music therapy services, which is just not an option for many.

All funds raised from this auction, minus shipping costs and credit card processing fees, will be used to support free or low cost music therapy sessions for low income, rural, and minoritized older adults living in private homes.

WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN MUSIC THERAPY PLAY IN THE LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS?

For those of you who are not familiar with music therapy, it can be an incredibly powerful tool for improving physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. Unfortunately, unless you live in long term care or are on hospice, most older adults have to pay out of pocket for music therapy services and this is not feasible for many.

One individual we worked with had a stroke over a decade earlier. She had no functional speech and her neurologist, Dr., and speech therapist told her she just wasn’t going to speak anymore. When we were done working with her, we recorded her saying “Good morning [name of her daughter and husband] I just wanted to say that I love you”. If she did not have the funds to pay for music therapy out of pocket, she may have lived the rest of her life with no functional speech.

An individual with dementia we worked with would spend most of her days sitting in her wheelchair, body tense, grinding her teeth, eyes closed, and completely unresponsive to visiting family members. During music therapy she maintained strong and expressive eye contact with her daughter, nodded her head affirmatively when her daughter shared stories, smiled, laughed, hummed along, and danced. If her daughter did not have the money for private pay music therapy, she and her daughter would have missed these incredible moments of joy and connection.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPACT MUSIC THERAPY CAN HAVE GO TO:
https://www.livingspirittherapy.com/capital-campaign-for-older-adults/

HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

1: MAKE A MONETARY DONATION

- Consider mailing checks to avoid credit card processing fees.

- Make checks payable to Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC

- Mail to:

Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC
2518 Longview Dr
New Brighton, MN 55112

- You can pay by credit card using the form at the bottom of this page:

https://www.livingspirittherapy.com/capital-campaign-for-older-adults/

2: USBORNE BOOKS AND MORE SALES

- We are also donating 100% of profits from Usborne Books and More (UBAM) sales to our Capital Campaign for Older Adults. UBAM has been identified as 2020's Children's Publisher of the Year! They have a wide variety of books and activities from sensory books for newborns, to encyclopedias to support home schooling of 15 year olds, and everything in between. UBAM BOOKS AND MATERIALS MAKE FANTASTIC GIFTS!

Browse on your own using this link: https://d12070.myubam.com/2163111

Send a message to melissa@livingspirittherapy.com if you would like a personalized wish list or if you would like to host an online synchronous party on Squeee (everyone experiences things together).

3: WE WOULD LOVE HELP REACHING OUT TO LOW INCOME, RURAL, AND MINORITIZED OLDER ADULTS TO CONNECT THEM TO OUR MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES.

- If you work with organizations that serve these individuals or are connected to people that do please reach out to melissa@livingspirittherapy.com

- We will be facilitating groups to help increase the impact of funds raised with a combination of in person and teleheath sessions. With telehealth sessions individuals can be anywhere in the United States as long as they can connect to Zoom on a computer, iPad, or phone.

4: HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OUR AUCTION AND OTHER OPTIONS LISTED ABOVE.

THANK YOU for taking the time to learn about our cause!!


About Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC

WHO IS LIVING SPIRIT THERAPY SERVICES, LLC?

Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC is a music therapy private practice in the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota serving individuals and groups throughout the community. Our practice specializes in music therapy services for individuals with developmental disabilities; seniors; those with neurologic issues such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and autism; hospice; and community wellness. We also provide early childhood music classes, adaptive music lessons, and emotional and academic support for school age children. Individuals with mental health issues, and children and young adults with other needs are also served.

Our mission at Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC is to empower clients in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro with the tools to live life to their fullest potential through cutting edge, personalized, holistic, and dignified Neurologic Music Therapy Treatment. We strive to empower clients and their loved ones to move beyond disability and illness to release the living spirit in everyone; helping clients develop, practice, and utilize skills and techniques to help them live rather than just survive and cope with illness and disability.

Our values: Dignity, respect, compassion, empowerment, integrity, trust, personal growth.

Our vision is to build stronger communities by increasing independence, improving quality of life, providing support, and expanding resources of their members.

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