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Music Therapy Informed Community Engagement Concert, Generations United

Published: May 29, 2017

Performance Date:  May 26, 2017, 2 pm Event:  Music Therapy Informed Community Engagement Concert, Generations United Location:  Keswick Place, Warwick Forest, Newport News, VA Board Certified Music Therapist:   Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, Consultant VSO Director of Orchestra Activities:  Dr. Christina Havens VSO Quartet:  Amanda Gates (violin); Lesa McCoy Bishop (violin); Jocelyn Smith (viola), Rebecca Gilmore […]

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Music Therapy-Informed Pilot Program Press Release

Published: May 29, 2017

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Music Therapy-Informed Pilot Program Date: May 26, 2017 Event: Virginia Symphony Orchestra music therapy-informed pilot program older adults living with dementia Location: Warwick Forest Retirement Community, Newport News, VA Board Certified Music Therapist: Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, Owner, Music for Wellness

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Music Therapy-Informed Pilot Program

Published: May 29, 2017

Event: Virginia Symphony Orchestra music therapy-informed pilot program older adults living with dementia Location: Warwick Forest Retirement Community, Newport News, VA Board Certified Music Therapist: Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, Owner, Music for Wellness Generations in Unison Program:  Generations in Unison is an interactive music therapy-informed program which provides a vital resource to facilities which serve […]

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Care and Connect through Rhythm with Boomwhackers

Published: May 13, 2017

Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist during the Culpeper Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care Conference. Thank you Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia for allowing me to close the wonderful education conference by facilitating “Care and Connect through Rhythm with older adults with dementia with Boomwhackers” presentation for 125 care partners, health care professionals, friends and families. […]

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Clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠

Published: April 12, 2017

An interactive approach Research Advances and clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠ for older adults living with dementia. Clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠ for older adults living with dementia presentation during 2017 Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting.   Presenter Names:  1.     Kendra Ray, MBA, MPH, MT-BC a­­nd a […]

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Got Boomwhackers VMTA Toolbox

Published: March 5, 2017

Got Boomwhackers VMTA Toolbox

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Simple Boomwhacker Activities

Published: March 5, 2017

Simple Boomwhacker Activities

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Music is a Gift, Creating Joyful Moments through Rhythm

Music is a Gift, Creating JOYFUL Moments Through Rhythm

Published: February 8, 2017

Music is a Gift, Creating JOYFUL Moments Through Rhythm Podcast Notes: Click Here to View Click Here to Listen to the Podcast

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Older Adults Living with Dementia

Older Adults Living with Dementia – Staying Strong Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually and Mentally

Published: January 31, 2017

What are ways our older adults living with dementia staying strong physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally? We are keeping our heart, mind, body and spirit strong with RHYTHMIC engaging, empowering and energizing music therapy sessions. It was an honor to have Megan (Music Therapy practicum student) be a contributing and active part of this special […]

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Children and Older Adults Living with Dementia Share Ways of Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Children and Older Adults Living with Dementia Share Ways of Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Published: January 26, 2017

How do children and older adults living with dementia share ways of staying healthy during flu season?? We keep our hands clean through an interactive and energizing intergenerational music therapy session. Through Family Focus preschool and the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation supporting the Senior Champions Adult Day Care Program at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in […]

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Healthy Habits – Older Adults Living with Dementia Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Published: January 24, 2017

How are our wonderful older adults living with dementia staying healthy during flu season?? We are keeping our personal hygiene, heart and mind healthy through engaging, empowering and energizing music therapy sessions. We began our session with a deep breathing wellness exercise to allow more oxygen to get to our brain and to calm our […]

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Older Adults Living with Dementia Enjoying the Snow

Older Adults Living with Dementia Enjoying the Snow

Published: January 11, 2017

What are our wonderful older adults living with dementia enjoying the snow?? Throughout this snowy week, we enjoyed an energizing,stimulating and engaging music making therapy sessions by Ringing in the New Year to a modified version of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with Jingle Bells. We also sang “Sleigh Ride and shook bells to Carol […]

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Virtual Dementia Tour” at Commonwealth Senior Living Williamsburg

Published: December 22, 2016

“Walking in the shoes” of a person living with brain change through my recent “Virtual Dementia Tour” at Commonwealth Senior Living Williamsburg will always be remember and cherished as we continue to engage and connect with individuals with dementia through music. it was an honor to be interview by Heather Bridges, Virginia Gazette reporter, of […]

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New Year, New “Ah-Ah” moment…Virtual Dementia Tour

Published: December 20, 2016

by Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, Owner, Music for Wellness, LLC “Walking in the shoes” of a person living with brain change through my recent “Virtual Dementia Tour” at Commonwealth Senior Living Williamsburg will always be remember and cherished as we continue to engage and connect with individuals with dementia through music.   Ms. P.K. Beville, M.S. […]

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a dementia support group meeting at St Timothy Lutheran Church

A Dementia Support Group Meeting at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Norfolk, VA

Published: December 9, 2016

Thank you Ellen Greene for allowing me to facilitate a dementia support group meeting at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Norfolk, VA for care partners living with dementia. We discussed “Celebrating the Holidays” from Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care philosophy using a “mug, a glass of clear water and a glass of mucky water” as […]

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