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Volunteers, Sports Cars and Love

"The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers." - Terri Guillemets "Every day is a good day when I'm at Memory Matters," says Volunteer Lindy Lindenbaum, who has been volunteering at Memory Matters 4 days/wk for 10 years. A collector…
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"George"

Amélie and John My eldest (11-year-old) Grandson Brody was back at Memory Matters this week learning more about community service and the "art of engagement." In truth he has been spending many hours in Memory Matters since he was…
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Make me an Angel

From John Ratliff......... Make me an Angel Amélie accompanied me yesterday at Summit Place. During our set, one of the residents asked if Amélie might play a solo for her. Although she hadn’t prepared anything specific for the…
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Debut

Amélie The house was sold out. We waited in our excellent seats for the show to begin. A rush of adrenaline shot through my veins. It was brought on by a nervous anticipation as if I was the single violinist in the orchestra pit…
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Field Trip

Hi from Volunteer Mike: I can't wait for Christmas when there is magic in the air and when my own Grandchildren visit Memory Matters with me and bring their own high level of magic to the room. As I have oft times said, there is nothing better…
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Eet Mor ChiK€n: A Volunteer's Story

JW writes about a beautiful day at Memory Matters and the birthday celebration for Olympia Bafundo, mother of one of our volunteers.  John played some great guitar and I was privileged to hear and see him perform one of my favorite Beatles…
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Dress Rehearsal: Music with a Mission

Hi, This is Volunteer Mike reaching out to my Memory Matters friends. Our beautiful and talented 14-year-old volunteer - Amélie Ratliff - is performing on November 4th with the Savannah Youth Orchestra at the First Presbyterian Church…
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Fall Festival

We really love having  JW Ratliff volunteer at Memory Matters. He is after all,  Amélie’s Dad! Here's a fond memory of his about her that we would like to share with you, too. Fall Festival  It was Amélie’s first time at Summit…
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RIP Norm Reeves

In every lifetime you meet a human being who transcends everyday life but in a humble, caring and compassionate way. Norm Reeves was such a man. He made Memory Matters his home on Friday’s, volunteering with our regular, fabulous band…
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Happy 98th Birthday, Dorothy!

JW and Amélie visit with an old lady and are given back much more than they themselves gave................ “Happy 98th Birthday,Dorothy!" We had just finished a ninety-minute set. I was drenched, wiping my brow with a blue…