SHC of Columbia recently became the first nursing home in Maury County, Tenn. to be certified in Music & Memory. Of 16,000 nursing homes in the U.S., fewer than 200 have earned the certification from Music & Memory, a research-based program that helps elders suffering from cognitive and physical challenges in care facilities find renewed meaning in life through personalized music.

Music & Memory has been featured by CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and other national media. For more on the program, visit For more about the program at SHC of Columbia, see the images below (click to enlarge).