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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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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Music Therapy-Informed Pilot Program

Published: May 29, 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 Generations in Unison Program:  Generations in Unison is an interactive music therapy-informed program which provides a vital resource to facilities which serve […]

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Reflections from Mid Atlantic Music Therapy Conference, Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2017

Published: March 20, 2017

Reflections from Mid Atlantic Music Therapy Conference, Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2017 The Northeaster storm “STELLA” that covered the northeast with over 26 inches of snow didn’t affect the 500 music therapists that attended Mid-Atlantic Region Music Therapy Conference held at Rochester Convention Center, in Rochester NY March 15-18, 2017. Somehow I Made it to […]

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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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Health Beat Newsletter MARCH 2017

Published: March 2, 2017

Health Beat Newsletter MARCH 2017

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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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Health Beat Newsletter AUGUST 2016

Published: July 31, 2016

Health Beat Newsletter AUGUST 2016

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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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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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What LESSONS can we Learn from LEMONS and a LEMON TREE?

Published: August 27, 2015

“What LESSONS can we Learn from LEMONS and a LEMON TREE?” The Senior Champions from programs at New Zion Baptist Church and Our Saviour Lutheran Church shared their “words of wisdom” during an engaging and energizing music therapy session. As summer is nearing an end and we are enjoying summer treats including lemonade, ice tea […]

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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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    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
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