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Marching and Drumming to Patriotic Music

Published: August 6, 2015

MARCHING up Wellness with a blue Djembe drum to celebrate patriotic themed sessions with older adults living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. This Health Beat Video demonstrates the use of a Blue Djembe drum with John Philip Sousa marches to stimulate and energize older adults living dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Theses fast tempo and festive […]

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Veteran LEARNING from other Veterans during ODU Small Business Resource Day, ODU Business Gateway, June 2015

Published: July 7, 2015

This Health Beat Video is LIVE from the Old Dominion University (ODU) Business Gateway Small Business Resource Day. During this event, I played the Angel Harp to share the benefits of music to reduce stress and anxiety, especially for entrepreneurs. This event included opening remarks from the ODU Business Gateway Executive Director, Marty Kaszubowski, and […]

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April 2015 Health Beat Newsletter – Happy Easter

Published: April 4, 2015

The April Health Beat Edition includes an article featuring a Board Certified Music Therapist Julie Martin, MT-BC at Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater, Florida. This article is titled: “Music Soothes As Alzheimer’s Cure Sought,” By MEGAN MILANESE The full article may be viewed at:   http://health.wusf.usf.edu/…/musicsoothes-alzheimers-cure-s…; or email: juliemartin.mtbc@gmail.com April 2015 Health Beat Newsletter https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehjDT1B9YzSTFlSUxkdGRQbXM/view?usp=sharing This […]

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Press Release – Habor’s Edge Recognition of Becky Watson, Music Therapist

Published: March 23, 2015

  In honor of Music Appreciation Month, Harbor’s Edge has presented Becky Watson, of Music and Wellness, with a Certificate of Appreciation, for her valuable contributions in the Music Therapy Program for the Harbor’s Edge Memory Support Residents. Norfolk, VA, March 19, 2015 – Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, is a Board Certified Music Therapist that […]

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Press Release: Research Grant funds Intergenerational Programs including Community Music Therapy Sessions

Published: March 13, 2015

Music for Wellness, LLC – Research Grant funds Intergenerational Programs including Community Music Therapy Sessions https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzAKQ7MzkX1nYTBsVjNUSFpGUUE/edit WILLIAMSBURG, VA: Colonial Heritage Community Foundation (CHCF) is partnering with Virginia Tech through James City County Cooperative Extension Family Focus to provide an intergenerational program called TRIP (Transforming Relationships through Intergenerational Programs) between its Innovative Senior Champions Program (ISCP) […]

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March 2015 Health Beat Newsletter

Published: March 5, 2015

March 2015 Health Beat Newsletter The March Health Beat Edition includes an article titled:  Using music as a tool in fighting Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, By Niels Heimeriks, Michael Williams, 7:53 AM, Feb 14, 2015 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla – Brittany Feagans, Legacy Willow Bend offers unique programs, therapy for dementia” from HomePlano Star Courier. It describes […]

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LOVELY Music Therapy activities with the Heart Sound Shape Drum by Becky Watson, Music Therapist.

Published: February 10, 2015

Looking for Valentine’s Day activities for Seniors? In the HEART of Colonial Williamsburg, this Health Beat Video illustrates interventions and various techniques with the Heart Sound Shape Drum. These heart sound shape drums may be purchased at: www.westmusic.com email: info@music4wellness.net Visit our website at http://Music4Wellness.net http://Music4Wellness.net Music for YOUR Wellness, Music for Wellness, LLC, 757-563-3488 […]

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Looking for a SWEET Music Therapy activity for Valentine’s Day w/ Older Adults? Becky Watson, Music Therapist

Published: February 10, 2015

This Health Beat Video illustrates how a Lollipop Drum is used to energize, empower and stimulate older adults with the song by the Chordettes “Lollipop.” The Chordettes were one of the longest-lived vocal groups with roots in the mainstream pop and vocal harmonies of the 1940s and early 1950s. “Pop Dat Lolli Prod. by Supa […]

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February 2015 Health Beat Newsletter for a Happy and Healthy YOU!

Published: February 10, 2015

The February Health Beat Edition includes an article by Brittany Feagans, Legacy Willow Bend offers unique programs, therapy for dementia” from HomePlano Star Courier. It describes the unique programs including music therapy, aroma therapy, art therapy, etc that have been implemented by the staff membersto ensure that the seniors are engaged and utilizing all of […]

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How do YOU Transport Your Tools of Wellness?? By Becky Watson

Published: February 1, 2015

This Health Beat video demonstrates how I transport drums and percussion instruments with a capacity Convertible Hand Truck. This is the best investment I have made when serving seniors and veterans with rhythm events. This convertible hand truck/dolly may be purchased at Home Depot. http://Music4Wellness.net Music for YOUR Wellness, Music for Wellness, LLC, 757-563-3488 For […]

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Bean Bags for Wellness, Becky Watson, Music Therapist

Published: February 1, 2015

Looking for techniques to use colorful bean bags to energize and inspire older adults using rhythm and chant? This Health Beat video illustrates how Bean Bags in various colors and textures is used to enhance gross motor and fine motor, invites discussion on what the various colors resembles, teamwork and cooperation through passing/tossing activities, etc. […]

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Q Chord for Wellness, by Becky Watson, Music Therapist, Owner Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: November 29, 2014

This Health Beat video demonstrates how the Suzuki Q Chord is used with older adults and veterans.

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Highlights from National Music Therapy Association Conference, Louisville, KY

Published: November 25, 2014

Veteran’s Day Tribute by Becky Watson, CAPT, SC, USN (retired) Highlights from National Music Therapy Association Conference, Louisville, KY from 6-10 November 2014 This Health Beat Video highlights my 25 years in the Navy and how she applied the 7 C’s of Military Culture in Building a Thriving Business.  I’d like to share my personal […]

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Highlights from V-WISE National Conference with Becky Watson, Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: November 19, 2014

Beat of Power Video Link from Christine Steven’s Upbeat Circles Healing Drum Kit:  www.ubdrumcircles.com I was honored to attend the VeteranWomen Igniting The Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) at the The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio from 1-3 November 2014!   Below are video and pictures from this awesome event: Click Post by TamboRhythms: to view video of Business Owners Showcase. What an […]

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Highlights from Langley NASA Caregiver Expo, by Becky Watson, Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: November 13, 2014

This Health Beat Video is from the Caregiver Healthy Aging Expo at Langley NASA, Music for Wellness, LLC shared innovative ways to enhance the mild, body and spirit through Music wellness programs with a wide variety of percussive instruments.   Also met Adalberto “Al” Diaz a fellow Retired Navy Supply Corps Officer (i.e. “porkchop”), president […]

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