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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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What color is a Wild Irish Rose? This Health Beat video illustrates roses, sound shapes, rhythm and the song “My Wild Irish Rose”

Published: March 8, 2015

Published on Mar 16, 2015 This Health Beat video illustrates roses, sound shapes, rhythm and the song “My Wild Irish Rose” … just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This song is a favorite for older adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. This is a great activity for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheiemer’s disease […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Music Activities – I’m Looking OVER four Leaf Clover

Published: March 7, 2015

This Health Beat Video demonstrates how to incorporate rhythm, shaker blox, movement, and expressive communication with a great St. Patrick’s Day Song: “I’m Looking Over a FOUR Leaf Clover.”     This is a great activity for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheiemer’s disease or dementia that will energize and physically keep them active, stimulate […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Activity with Shamrock Puzzles

Published: March 6, 2015

Are YOU looking for St. Patrick’s Day or Shamrock Music Therapy activities for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheimer’s or dementia. ANSWER: Shamrock Puzzle Irish Song Activities! This Health Beat Video illustrates how to make a puzzle with Irish or St. Patrick’s Day song titles written onto each leaf of a 4 (four) leaf clover […]

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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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Sticking UP for Wellness with Becky Watson, Music Therapist

Published: February 1, 2015

Touchdown!!  This Health Beat video illustrates how Rhythm Sticks can be used to enhance gross and find motor skills, cognitive skills, problem solving, emotional and creativity. It also invites a discussion on how the brown wood resembles trees in the heart of winter, teamwork and cooperation through tapping each other’s rhythm sticks.

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Angel Harp for Wellness in the Mountains! How to decrease stress with strumming

Published: January 2, 2015

This Health Beat Video illustrates how to strum up health through deep breathing with the Angel Harp in the beautiful mountains at Massanutten Resort in McGayhesville, VA near Harrisburg.

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Highlights of a Remo Drum Table Session facilitated by Becky Watson, Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: September 26, 2014

Pictures from a Remo Drum Table session with  Innovative Senior Champion Program at New Zion Baptist Church in Wlliamsburg, VA.  This program is managed by Colonial Heritiage Community Foundation (http://www.colonialheritagecommunityfoundation.org/) and funded by donations from Langley and other donors.     On September 9, 2014, we experienced rainy, soaking and soggy weather… we conducted a […]

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