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Generation United Remix Rumble with Boomwhackers Jam Session

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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 program directors, friends and families.

This purpose of this interactive presentation was to demonstrate how Rhythm can to bridge generations and create connections for older adults and youth through an interactive music making activity with boomwhackers.

The attendees were empowered to play music together to create a beautiful rhythmic tune … it was so rhythmic that I accompanied them with my pocket flute and danced around the room. We closed with rumbling (playing very fast) our boomwhackers as team to a climatic finish to end the conference.

Closing reflections comments from the attendees included: “wow, I feel so energized from playing together.  There are so many ways to use rhythm to build community, this was wonderful, and So Inspired.”

If you’d like a digital copy of the “10 steps to establish rhythm” handout as referenced in the video, please email:  info@music4wellness.net

Thank you Cathy Feldkamp and Leslie Henry and other volunteers and staff for assisting and inviting me to share my passion of music to bridge the generations through Boomwhackers. I’m honored to part of this amazing conference! #

Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist is the Founder and Owner, Music for Wellness from Norfolk, VA. She is one of the rare women and former Navy Captain who served our country for over 25 years in operational logistics.

After her Navy retirement, she completed multiple training programs in facilitation of drumming, rhythm, keyboard, and a degree in Music Therapy plus a 6 month music therapy internship at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, VA.  Becky creates rhythm based programs and music therapy services to enhance the quality of life in supporting the health and well-being of older adults living with dementia, care partners and health care professionals in the Geriatric Industry.  Becky is also a certified Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care (PAC) trainer/coach and provides dementia awareness workshops to care partners and dementia health care professionals.  She also conducts inter-generational music therapy programs to bridge the generations of preschoolers and individuals living with dementia.

More information may be found at:

http://www.gu.org/ABOUTUS/OurMission.aspx

Our Mission:  The mission of Generations United is to improve the lives of children youth and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.

Our Vision:  A world that values and engages all generations

Our Core Beliefs:  Generations United is the catalyst that brings single-age focused groups together to build and support a common agenda while providing a unique voice in public debate. We honor, support, and engage all ages.

http://Music4Wellness.net Music for YOUR Wellness, Music for Wellness, LLC, 757-563-3488

email:  info@music4wellness.net

For more information on Music Therapy, check out our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/MusicForYourWellness

 

Posted In: Geriatrics, Music Activities, Music Therapy, Older Adults, Well Elderly

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