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Music Therapy Session with Memory Residents of Province Place of DePaul in Norfolk

Music Therapy Session with Memory Residents of Province Place of DePaul in Norfolk

Published: January 13, 2016

On this brisk chilly day, Linda and I shared the power of music to engage, energize and empower the wonderful memory residents of Province Place of DePaul in Norfolk. The residents kept warm and stimulated by tapping rhythm sticks, drumming on sound shape drums, moving and grooving with ribbon streamers, and singing, Thank you Linda […]

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Music Therapy Session Older Adults Living with Dementia – “Sentimental Journey”

Published: January 10, 2016

This week’s Music Therapy sessions theme for older adults and their care partners living with dementia included a “Sentimental Journey” stroll down memory lane. We began by tapping rhythm sticks, moving and grooving to lively songs including: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “Button Up Your Overcoat.” We discussed our 2016 “Hopes, Dreams and Desires” on […]

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Beautiful Autumn Season

Published: October 30, 2015

“Beautiful Autumn Season” is here! Although yesterday was a rainy, drizzly day, creativity, rhythm sticks, song writing, singing and music making energized, empowered and engaged the Senior Champions of the Innovative Senior Champions Program at New Zion Baptist Church in a “beautiful” themed Music Therapy session. We are so grateful to have an additional senior […]

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The Reason Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Published: October 29, 2015

This video shares Why I Walk (and DRUM) to End Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia’s I love the beautiful autumn season and the opportunity to support and Walk to the End Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias. The reason why I walk is to share my drum beat, rhythm, and SMILE to bring JOY to older […]

Posted In: Alzheimer, Music Therapy
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“Dem Bones” Rhythm Sticks Music Activities for Older Adults Living with Alzheimer’s Disease during Halloween

Published: October 27, 2015

“Dem Bones” Rhythm Sticks music activities for Older adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease during Halloween It’s a beautiful autumn day as Halloween Approaches… here’s a intervention ideas for rhythm Sticks (bones) for older adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia that enrich the Mind, Body and Spirit through MUSIC! The Rhythm Sticks made by […]

Posted In: Alzheimer, Music Therapy
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Annapolis Apple Shaker

Shakin’ Up Wellness with Apple Shakers

Published: October 22, 2015

It’s brisk autumn season and the colorful leaves are falling on the ground … here’s a intervention ideas for claves that enrich the Mind, Body and Spirit through MUSIC! This Health beat video illustrates creative ways to use Apples Shakers with older adults living with dementia and Intergenerational programs. The Remo Apple-shaped Fruit Shaker, a […]

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Apples, Monsters and Skeletons

Published: October 14, 2015

“Apples, Monsters and Skeletons” energized, invigorated and stimulated the Senior Champions of the Innovative Senior Champions Program. During this beautiful Autumn weather, the Senior Champions from Our Savior’s Lutheran Evangelical Church enjoyed a festive “Autumn” Theme music therapy sessions. Our session began with a relaxing wellness and deep breathing exercise to an instrumental “September” Song. […]

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“Everything is Beautiful” for the Senior Champions of the Innovative Senior Champions Program.

Published: October 6, 2015

“Everything is Beautiful” for the Senior Champions of the Innovative Senior Champions Program. After a couple of days of solid rain, the Senior Champions from New Zion Baptist Church enjoyed a stimulating and energizing “Beauty” Theme music therapy sessions. Our session began with a relaxing wellness and deep breathing exercise to an instrumental “September” Song. […]

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Health Beat Newsletter OCTOBER 2015

Published: September 29, 2015

Health Beat Newsletter OCTOBER 2015

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It's Back to School-Music Therapy Session

“It’s Back to School” for the Senior Champions

Published: September 17, 2015

  “It’s Back to School” for the Senior Champions of the Innovative Senior Champions Program. During this gorgeous mid September weather, the Senior Champions from New Zion Baptist Church and Our Saviour Lutheran Church were stimulated and energized with “School Days” Theme music therapy sessions. Our session began with a relaxing wellness and deep breathing […]

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Virginia Music Therapist Uses Remo Drum Technology To Help Seniors With Alzheimer’s

Published: September 14, 2015

Virginia Music Therapist Uses Remo Drum Technology To Help Seniors With Alzheimer’s It’s an honor to be featured in the Santa Clara Hometown News … this article highlights the benefits of Remo’s new Drum Comfort Sound Technology and how it is used to engage, empower and energize older adults and their care partners living with […]

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Still Hope Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Honoree

Still Hope Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Honoree

Published: September 11, 2015

  Still Hope Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Honoree What a privilege to be a Still Hope Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Honoree. Still Hope Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that assists single mothers in building a strong and successful family unit by offering quality resources and supportive relationships. I’m blessed and grateful to live and share my passion […]

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Birds, Birds Flying Everywhere!

Published: September 10, 2015

Birds, Birds flying everywhere! After a dynamic presentation featuring birds from the Master Gardeners, the Senior Champions from Our Saviour Lutheran Church were stimulated and energized with a bird themed music therapy session. Our session began with a relaxing wellness and deep breathing exercise to instrumental music. We then “shook, shook, shook” with bird feeders […]

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Rhythm and Fellowship at St John Lutheran Church in Norfolk

Rhythm and Fellowship at St John Lutheran Church in Norfolk

Published: September 4, 2015

What a great way to end the summer than to celebrate with Rhythm and Fellowship at St. John Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Thank you Ellen Greene and Pastor Revd. Keith A. Olivier for opening your doors and allowing me to demonstrate and share the power of rhythm to build community through intergeneraional Music Wellness program. […]

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HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drum program

HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drum program during an ENERGETIC, Active Lifestyles Employee In-Service in Newport News, VA

Published: September 1, 2015

 It was an honor to share the power of HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drum program during an ENERGETIC, Active Lifestyles Employee In-Service in Newport News, VA Over 15 employees shared rhythm and community during this highly SPIRITED and LIVELY wellness program.   We began with an overview of the Scientific and Evidenced Based Research of the […]

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