Sunday, August 15, 2010

Music Care Conference Features Therapeutic Uses of Music

Music Care Conference, Waterloo, Ontario

The first of its kind in Canada, this one day conference will bring together a cross section of community caregivers to provide information and inspiration on the difference the effective therapeutic use of music can make in our quality of life and well-being. The capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest meaning and significance and music touches every part of us: our bodies, emotions, minds, relationships and souls. The Music Care Conference is an opportunity to transform the way we care for one another in our neighborhoods.

Workshop Topics Include:

· Music, memory and cognition

· Music and dementia care

· Singing for the soul

· Music and special needs children

· Improvisation and the creative spirit

· Music and palliative care

· Drumming

· Music, grieving and loss

· The psalms of David

· Prayer, meditation and music

Presented by: the Room 217 Foundation, Baycrest, Wilfrid Laurier Faculty of Music (Laurier Centre for Music in the Community and The Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research). Please Join Us! Visit the conference website or call 905.852.2499.