Robert Codio (pronounced Ro-bear) the new music specialist at The Greens at Cannondale, in Wilton, brings his performance and therapeutic skills, as well as an endearing personality to Greens residents and their families. He recently replaced the very popular Pat Spencer, who has moved to Abu Dhabi to join his wife, who is now teaching English there.
Music has always been essential at this assisted living residence. “Long before research proved that music stimulates the memory, increases energy and decreases agitation , we observed that familiar songs awaken the unconscious. People who may rarely speak will start singing the words when they hear a favorite tune,” said Sue Herbst, director of the Evergreen Program, a full-time residence for men and women with severe memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s.