RSVP-Northern Virginia Podcast : How volunteers and music can improve the quality of life of persons living with dementia

Welcome to our newest RSVP-Northern Virginia podcast featuring an interview with Kristen Suthers Rumrill, PhD, MPH, (shown in photo above)  who is the project coordinator for the Mason Music and Memory  Initiative at George Mason University in Fairfax.

The goal of the  Mason Music & Memory Initiative program is to improve the quality of life of persons living with dementia by using personalized music to access long-held joyful memories and positive emotions.

Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 12.59.44 PM.pngThe program, a partner of RSVP, is seeking volunteers and will be holding a special volunteer info session at Insight Memory Care in Fairfax, March 26 at 3 p.m. To register for this session and to become part of this innovative program that will not only help those suffering from dementia but will also support their caregivers, please call Carly at RSVP at 703-403-5360 or register online by clicking here.

For more info on Mason, Music and Memory, you can also visit

More about RSVP Northern Virginia 

RSVP Northern Virginia, the largest volunteer group for seniors and retirees in the region,  offers more than 300 meaningful opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local veterans, and helping prepare communities for disasters. RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. 

RWP_7617RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings.

To sign up for an upcoming free RSVP seminar on senior volunteering please email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at or call RSVP at 703-403-5360. To learn more about RSVP, please visit  RSVP Northern  Virginia is program of Volunteer Fairfax,   Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria.