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Likes and Follows

John Ratliff is already missing his daughter who is away in a special NY State camp for talented musicians. His new blog tells it all........... Likes and Follows For many years I have avoided social media like the plague, but recently my…
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Yo-Yo

John Ratliff writes about the importance of music in our lives. Here at Memory Matters music is an everyday therapy that is employed to entertain, but also to calm and relax.  To many of our memory care participants, it…
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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace A story from John Ratliff: As has often been the case, we read the book together.  This time, however, she was away at camp and unavailable for our normal daily discussions of the chapters we had recently devoured.…
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Nancy's Smile

John Ratliff's essays published here reminded me of  F. Scott Fitzgerald's profound depth of understanding of the best of human relationships. Thursday was family night at Canterfield and they celebrated their first anniversary. John…
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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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Magic Panda

Halloween at Memory Matters is a blast! The Staff and Volunteers dress up and dress up our participants too. I sometimes think Cathee lives for this day, but I would be wrong, she is still counting down the days to Christmas! On days like…
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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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A Billion Reasons

Barbara and I had been away on vacation visiting our European relatives and having fun. To catch up with the family you love is always good, and to enjoy discovering new places at the same time is a distinct bonus. Then going home was good…