We all know that music can stir our souls and lift our spirits. But did you know that music is now recognized in the health sciences as a valuable component of an integrated health plan? Thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, the Waterloo Wayside Centre is offering a 5-month music care program for seniors and their caregivers. For the month of October, the program will consist of weekly sessions to introduce music care theory and approaches. From November to February, the participants (seniors and their caregivers) will integrate music into their personal care plan, meeting twice a month to review their progress and to share their experiences with the group. This program is being led by music therapist, Meghan MacMillan and is targeted at seniors that rely on a caregiver for daily support in their personal care. The sessions are being held on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Church of the Woods on Bearinger Road, a highly-accessible and modern facility.
Spots are limited so if you are interested or know of a senior or caregiver that may benefit from this program, please contact David Petro.