Music Power!

An Enjoyable Way to Promote Wellness

Music is a popular theme for many of our activities here at Maristhill, and for good reason. As you may know, research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings.

Nine of our activities this month will involve music, including sing-alongs, Name that Song games, some wonderful performances by several talented musicians and, of course, music therapy sessions.

The American Music Therapy Association defines “Music Therapy” as the “clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”

Music therapy interventions can be particularly effective for seniors, and are designed to:

  • Promote Wellness
  • Manage Stress
  • Alleviate Pain
  • Express Feelings
  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Communication
  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

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