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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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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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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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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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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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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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12 Days of Christmas Music Activity

12 Days of Christmas Music Activity

Published: December 20, 2016

Looking for a fun and rhythmic activity to facilitate with older adults? Throughout this week, our seniors enjoyed a predictable, stimulating and festive music making experience to a modified version of “12 Days of Christmas” on sound shape drums. On the 6th day of Christmas, our seniors tapped today … 6 drum beats (XXXXXX), 5 […]

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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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An Inspirational Holiday Theme

An Inspirational Holiday Theme

Published: December 7, 2016

“O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How lovely are your branches” was the inspirational Holiday theme that engaged, empowered and energized the wonderful active older adults living with dementia. Our session began with a deep breathing wellness exercise to a flowing and beautiful instrumental recording of “We Three Kings.” Then various styles of jingle bells […]

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Rhythmic Thanksgiving Feast Theme

Rhythmic Thanksgiving Feast Theme

Published: November 16, 2016

“For the Beauty of the Earth” was the Rhythmic Thanksgiving Feast theme that engaged, empowered and energized the wonderful active older adults living with dementia. Our session began with a deep breathing wellness exercise to a beautiful “Thanksgiving” Windham Hill recording. Then we residents moved, grooved, and tapped rhythm sticks to a modified lyrics of […]

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A Colorful Autumn Season for the Senior Champions

Published: November 12, 2016

Oh Shine On, Shine on Harvest Moon is for a colorful autumn season for the Senior Champions in Williamsburg and surrounding area. Our wonderful active older adults were energized, empowered and engaged in a “autumn colors and moonlight” Theme music wellness session this week. We began with a wellness exercise with included guided deep  breathing […]

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Pumpkins Skeletons Witches Mummies and Ghosts

Published: October 28, 2016

Pumpkins, Skeletons, Witches, Mummies and Ghosts were flying in the air during 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, energy, […]

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Press Release: Volunteers Needed for Scientific Music Therapy Research at Beth Sholom Village

Published: July 25, 2016

Press Release: Volunteers Needed for Scientific Music Therapy Research at Beth Sholom Village

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