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Health-Beat-06-2016

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 Remembrance

Published: May 26, 2016

    “Memorial Day Remembrance” was the Theme for the Interactive Music Wellness Keynote presentation during the “Happy Seniors Social Group” at Bethany United Methodist Church.   The presentation began with a description of my 25 year Navy Journey and how music was always my calling while serving our country. An overview of Music Therapy […]

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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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Health-Beat-April-2016

Health Beat Newsletter APRIL 2016

Published: March 29, 2016

Health Beat Newsletter April 2016

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Lullaby Music Therapy Themed Sessions

Published: January 22, 2016

It was a blast creating a Lullaby Music Therapy themed sessions during a Pajama Party at ASA Village at Woods Edge in Franklin. Our session included rhythm stick movement songs including tapping “hammers” while singing “If I Were a Hammer.” To enhance problem solving skills and team work, the residents created a symbol with rhythm […]

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Remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr January 18 2016

Remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr January 18 2016

Published: January 19, 2016

In honor and remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the Innovative Senior Champions were inspired to a moving and powerful MLK Music Therapy session. The session began with tapping rhythm sticks to the song “We Shall Overcome” and inserting new verses: “Walking Hand in Hand in Peace, We Shall Love Each Other, Black and […]

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The Power of Rhythm with the Hampton Roads Holistic Nurses Network-HRHNN

Published: January 17, 2016

It was an honor to facilitate the power of Rhythm with the Hampton Roads Holistic Nurses Network-HRHNN to Discover and Connect their Personal Rhythm for self-care. The holistic nurses and health care professionals learned how music can be used to promote health and wellness and decrease compassion fatigue by experiencing HealthRHYTHMs group empowerment drumming protocol. […]

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Children and Senior Champions

Children and Senior Champions enjoyed an indoor SNOW themed Intergenerational Music Therapy Session

Published: January 14, 2016

On this chilly, brisk day, the Children and Senior Champions enjoyed an indoor SNOW themed Intergenerational Music Therapy Session at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. The senior champions were stimulated by the youthful energy of the pre-school children of Family Focus groups and to share their hugs, smiles, friendship, and wisdom with the children. […]

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