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I Love Music


Music is the soundtrack to our lives. A special song can instantly link us with our past – where we were, who we were with, how we felt. Research shows that listening to favourite songs, particularly those from our teens and early 20’s, triggers long term memories, lifts mood and increases sociability.


We’ve had amazing results with our I Love Music initiative and words don’t do it justice. Watch the video to see for yourself!



Oceania’s I Love Music programme is a way to connect residents with the meaningful tunes of their younger years by providing them with an iPod loaded with their own unique music playlist - available to them night and day.

I Love Music is available to residents across all of Oceania’s care facilities.


For more information call our I Love Music team on 0800 333 688, or ask the staff at our Rest Homes.


Find out more


Meaningful Music a Winning Innovation for Oceania Healthcare


I Love Music a success at Atawhai Rest Home


'Oh my golly' – music being used to invigorate rest home resident with personally significant songs (Seven Sharp Coverage)


The power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the age 


See the latest I Love Music photos, videos and stories by following our page on Facebook



  • “Dad is happier and more alert, responding and communicating better. The whole family is very pleased with this initiative.” - Gaynor, daughter of Geoff

  • “I think this is a wonderful thing you are doing. Makes such a difference to quality of life and enjoyment.” - Judy, daughter of Valerie

  • “The music programme is just excellent. Dad closes his eyes and you can tell he really enjoys it. It gives him something to do in his room. It’s just very, very good.” - Marie, daughter of Clarence

  • “The music provided is now a big part of Shirley's day. It has improved her mental well-being and is giving her so much enjoyment.” - Michael, son of Shirley

  • “He’s loving it. One day he told me it’s given him his confidence back. The staff put his music on and before you know it he’s happily singing away!” - Pauline, daughter of Maurice

  • “It’s just amazing. I’m so thrilled. Thank you so much. I’m a new man!” - Michael, resident

  • “Thank you for providing a rich, often moving, totally positive activity that we can both share and Nina can enjoy alone” - Philipa, daughter of Nina

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