At the Center for Music Therapy and Wellness, we want to help you through difficult times.
Music is an excellent way to help your loved ones feel connected, engaged and supported.
We offer both in-person and tele-therapy options for individuals and groups in all stages of aging.
What are the benefits of music therapy for senior care?
Music therapy services are effective with older adults who have deficits in the following areas:
Research and clinical examples provide further validity to the effectiveness of music therapy in this population. As a sensory stimulation, music elicits responses due to the familiarity, predictability, and feelings of security
associated with it. Therapeutic activities include music-prompted reminiscence, music-assisted movement, and guided relaxation.
Furthermore, using "patient-preferred music" provides a deeper connection to music presented. Presenting this music creates a full-brain stimulation, which aids in the recall of memories, an increased release of dopamine, a decrease in
blood pressure, and reality orientation.
"Music therapy has been proven to help some seniors restore and maintain their health, as well as help them recall memories and fight depression."
(American Senior Communities)
“Meeting individually and within a group, elder clients express themselves and recall the memories that music sparks and stimulates. By listening to live music and being involved in live music-making experiences, a greater quality of life is possible.”
John Carpenter MT-BC
(Today's Geriatric Medicine)
Board-certified music therapists, including all of the therapists at CMTW, are trained and equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide the maximum benefit of a musical experience to the older adult population.
Below is a list different services we can provide to meet your individual needs.
Live or Pre-recorded Interactive Group Sessions
Can be live through Zoom with iPad or television that connects to the internet OR a pre-recorded YouTube video
Music therapist will lead music activities such as sing-alongs, movement to music, trivia, and discussion/reminiscence
Live Interactive Individual Sessions
Great for individuals that may require a little additional support at this time
Utilizes programs such as Zoom or Doxy.me with an iPad or smart phone to meet one-on-one through video conferencing
Music therapist will lead music activities such as sing-alongs, movement to music, and discussion, depending on their needs
Outside concerts (weather permitting)
Let us come and do an interactive music therapy session from your courtyard, patio, or outside individuals’ windows
We will chat with the individual over the phone or through video conferencing to learn about their musical preferences and then create a unique playlist through YouTube or Spotify for them to listen to whenever they would like
Pre-recorded music programs
Music therapist will create various themed programs utilizing YouTube and other materials
Great for groups or individuals
Can do individually or great for interaction with care giver
Includes the following: YouTube playlist, discussion questions, pictures, trivia, videos from us
We will provide simple instructions in how you can utilize every day items in your own home as instruments.
Do you have questions regarding service options or
do you want to schedule a music therapy consultation today?
Send us a message through our Contact Page!