On Friday, October 28th, we hosted our first fundraiser in Prairie Landing, a Murder Mystery dinner to raise money for the Music & Memory program to benefit our residents in memory care. The Music & Memory program will allow Peace Village staff to receive a specialized training in using music to reawaken the spirits of our Memory Care residents. As a certified site, we will be able to create personalized music playlists on ipods to stimulate deeper memories for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

We had a sold-out event with over 60 people in attendance! Everyone was assigned a role prior to the event and arrived dressed like their character. During the event, a fake murder took place, and everyone had to do some detective work by following certain clues to try and guess who the killer was! The event was a great success! Everyone had fun, and we raised $3,500 which will allow us to integrate this program into our Memory Care curriculum. We hope to host several of these types of fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for other programming needs around Peace Village.

Kim Karwacki

Director of Fund Development