Shopper-Aide strikes a chord with musical memories

A Playlist for Life booklet is available to help guide relatives, friends or carers build a playlist through a series of conversations.

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A Campbeltown charity is hitting the right notes after signing up to become a Playlist for Life help point.

Adding to a wide range of activities offered to its clients, Shopper-Aide is offering this latest service, which creates a musical memory collection for individuals  through the popular phone buddy service.

‘A person’s ‘playlist for life’ is all the songs or pieces of music that make up the soundtrack of their life,’ explained Shopper-Aide project development coordinator Sarah McFadzean.

‘The tunes that give them that ‘flashback-feeling’ whenever they hear them; that
take them back, to another time, person, or place.

‘This is an opportunity to connect, and the process of conversation and remembering days gone by is enjoyed as much as listening to the end result when the playlist is produced.’

A Playlist for Life booklet is available to help guide relatives, friends or carers build a playlist through a series of conversations with the person it is for.

‘Whether face to face (you might live together) or on the telephone or using a virtual platform you should use the method which works best for you and your situation.’ added Sarah.

Shopper-Aide Ltd was established in Campbeltown in April 2011 in response to the issue of social isolation, to provide services and support for older people with volunteers.

As a Playlist for Life help point, Shopper-Aide can provide information about creating and using a personal playlist.

Email office@shopper-aide.org or knock on the door of the Longrow office and pick up a leaflet to get started.