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The iPod Project: WVB in the community

By Andrea Elliott
TORONTO - Beginning October 5th, the Ryerson Rams women's volleyball team will be running an iPod drive for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

All models of Apple iPods (all generations of originals, nanos, shuffles, and touches) will be accepted in drop boxes at the front desk of the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) or Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC).

Members of the women's volleyball team will also be actively collecting iPods if you wish to give your donation directly to the team.

Don't have an iPod but want to help? Pledge forms will be available for monetary donations. At the end of the collection period the team will purchase new iPod shuffles with the funds collected to donate.

Your unused iPods can be used to reinvigorate the lives of patients living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Why iPods?
A personal music device with a personalized playlist allows each individual patient to hear music special to them. There is incredible evidence for the beneficial, stimulatory effects of music on the minds of dementia patients - particularly music of emotional significance to them. Nursing homes do not get funding to provide patients with their own personal music device, despite the astounding results. Help Ryerson women's volleyball improve the quality of life of people living with dementia, one iPod at a time.

The team will collect iPods and monetary donations from October 5 - November 6, 2015.

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