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Generation United Remix Rumble with Boomwhackers Jam Session

Published: June 30, 2017

Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist during the Generations United Generations Remix Conference, Milwaukee, WI June 16, 2017. Thank you, Generations United program committee, for allowing me to close the Inspiriting 2017 Remix intergenerational Conference by facilitating an interactive “Remix Rhythm Rumble” presentation for 250 older adult health care professionals, youth program directors, intergenerational […]

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Becky with Teepa Snow in Richmond VA

Becky with Teepa Snow in Richmond VA

Published: February 1, 2017

Great start to the LOVELY Month of February with the dynamic Teepa Snow. Always a wonderful interactive learning experience for those of us passionate about serving individuals with cognitive brain change with her positive approach to care. #luvservingwithmusic!

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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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Health Beat Newsletter JUNE 2016

Published: May 29, 2016

Health Beat Newsletter JUNE 2016

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Rhythmic and Reflective Patriotic

Published: May 27, 2016

Had a blast sharing a “Rhythmic and Reflective Patriotic” session with the Alzheimer’s Association – Southeastern Virginia Chapter Peers and Partners Early Stage Alzheimer’s Group. we were honored to have all veterans and spouses in the group today.   We started with a guided deep breathing activity to an instrumental “God Bless America” by Jim […]

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“Memorial Day” Music Wellness Themed Sessions

Published: May 25, 2016

It’s been an honor to bring patriotic “Memorial Day” Music Wellness themed sessions to energize, empower and engage senior champions of the Innovative Senior Champion Program at New Zion Baptist Church. Our session began the “Memorial Day” theme session by greeting, moving and tapping red and blues conga shaker to a lively tune while incorporating […]

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Colorful and Beautiful Sounds and Sights of May Flowers

Published: May 11, 2016

  The Colorful and Beautiful sounds and sights of May flowers was the Intergenerational Theme Music Therapy session between Children and Senior Champions at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. The senior champions were energized and stimulated by the youthful spirit of the pre-school children of Family Focus groups and to share their wisdom, hugs, […]

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A Cinco de Mayo Rhythm Celebration

Published: May 6, 2016

It was a privilege to share the power of music for a “Cinco de Mayo” rhythm celebration with the wonderful residents at staff at Summit Square Retirement Community in Wayneboro, VA.   Our day began with a Music For Wellness session for over 20 independent living residents .. we began with a wellness exercise, then […]

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Cinco de Mayo Music Wellness Theme

Published: May 4, 2016

A lively and festive “Cinco de Mayo” Music Wellness theme energized, empowered and engaged participants of the Innovative Senior Champion Program at New Zion Baptist Church. We began and were greeted with shaking maracas to a lively greeting tune incorporating each person’s name in the song. Then the residents were empowered to shake their maracas […]

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Becky Watson Guest on Funniest Thing

Published: April 27, 2016

On this beautiful spring day, I’m honored to be a guest on Funniest Thing with Darrell and Ed … I’ll be quoting the Daily Word “Pray for Others” and will be honoring Remo D Belli with a drum prayer who sadly passed away this week. Remo was best known for founding Remo Inc., the largest […]

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Recognition for Earth Day

Published: April 21, 2016

What a beautiful day in recognition for Earth Day than through stimulating, engaging and energizing “Earth Day” Theme Music Therapy sessions for older adults LIVING with dementia. Our session began with a wellness exercise to and instrumental version of “Wind Beneath My Wings” then we greeted each other Yellow Sun Shakers (Lemon shakers) while shaking […]

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Spring is in the Air

Published: April 13, 2016

   “Spring is in the Air” “Blue Skies” and “Singing in the Rain” were just a few songs that stimulated and energized the Innovative Senior Champions Program, an Adult Day Care Pilot Program in Williamsburg, VA   Our session began with a wellness exercise to and instrumental version of “What a Wonderful World” then we […]

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Summertime, Summertime, FUN FUN Summertime

Published: July 2, 2015

  Summertime, Summertime, FUN FUN Summertime was this week’s theme during the Senior Champions Program at New Zion Baptist Church in Williamsburg. This program is an Adult Day Care Pilot program managed by the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation. The session began by shaking Seashell Castanets to the tune “I’ve Got the Castanet Blues” … we […]

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Stars Stars Everywhere

Published: June 27, 2015

Stars, Stars, Everywhere was the theme during the Senior Champions Program at New Zion Baptist Church in Williamsburg. This program is an Adult Day Care Pilot program managed by the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation. We were honored to have two special guests, Kathryn Baerwald, Chief Philanthropist from National Lutheran Community and Services (NLCS) and Hannah, […]

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    all-day American Music Therapy Associati... @ Union Hotel
    American Music Therapy Associati... @ Union Hotel
    Nov 15 – Nov 19 all-day
    National American Music Therapy Association 2017 Conference, “A Mindful Approach Music Therapy” 07:00 PM – 02:00 PM St. Louis Union Station Hotel 1820 Market St. St. Louis, MO , 63103
  • 1.  Loved it, Would like to know more about the studies.  – Kate Rowe (LCSW) 2.  This was fun!  – Cathy Pitts 3.  This was so much fun and relaxing.  Would love to do this again.  – Cynthia Barrett 4.  Very good and fun presentation.  Great Job!!  –  Anne Nicholson 5.  Awesome!  Thanks for caring…this was exactly what we needed!  – Capt Anita Yates
    Langley Air Force Base Behavioral Health Flight