Needs Clearing House Comes through Again: Gift to the Witherell Alzheimer’s Music Program

Greenwich based Needs Clearing House donated $2,000 to The Nathaniel Witherell over the weekend. The gift is toward the nursing and rehabilitation facility for the Alzheimer’s music program.

Richard Blumenthal did the honors on the town green in Norwalk, presenting the check for $2,000. “I am so proud and excited to be again to be present where Needs Clearing House is meeting a need,” he said.

“It feels wonderful to be able to do something to help people feel better. In particular, people who are suffering greatly from this disease,” said Needs Clearing House Co-Founder Joe Kaliko. The program helps reduce anxiety in Alzheimer’s patients, as it can shift mood, manage stress and stimulate positive interactions.

Musical aptitude and appreciation are two of the last remaining abilities in dementia patients.


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