Whether you are looking for a music therapist to help in your rehabilitation after an illness or injury, to support your loved one living with dementia, or you know a group of seniors ready to engage in structured music experiences, Senior Sing A-long is here for you!
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the structured use of music to accomplish non-musical goals. Music therapy is provided by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved college program, an internship, and passed the national examination, becoming a “music therapist – board certified” or MT-BC. A music therapist assesses each client’s needs and goals before designing, implementing, and evaluating music interventions that meet those needs and goals.
Research shows that music therapy can help:
• Improve memory recall & reduce dementia
• Promote healthy social interaction
• Facilitate feelings of comfort, recognition and success
• Stabilize emotional regulation & positive mood change
• Reduce depression, stress & anxiety
• Enhance physical & mental functioning
For more information, visit the American Music Therapy Association website: www.musictherapy.org
Our Music Therapy Services
Senior Sing A-long proudly offers three types of music therapy services with credentialed professionals supporting our seniors in their social, emotional, cognitive and physical goals.
Individual Music Therapy Sessions
One-on-one sessions structured around the individual client’s goals—a motivating and personal experience in which the therapist provides assessment, treatment, and documented reports of progress.
Group Music Therapy Sessions
A small, closed group of individuals (6-8) working toward specific goals assessed by the therapist. A fun, motivating, and musical experience that can promote socialization and engagement along with personal goals. The therapist provides assessment, treatment, and documented reports of progress.
Music Activity Groups
Open to larger groups, these groups promote engagement and socialization through musical experiences. The therapist provides engaging experiences rooted in music therapy concepts; however, these groups are more flexible in nature and do not include music therapy treatment and documentation.
If you are interested in any of these services, please contact Senior Sing A-long to discuss your needs and enrolling your care community or individuals.