The Great American Songbook Foundation is preparing for our annual Perfect Harmony Fall Workshop for caregivers, healthcare professionals and individuals who work with or care for seniors living with dementia. On Monday, October 21st, 2019, the Foundation will host this annual opportunity sponsored by Applegate Elder Law to learn about the power of music, connect with other professionals in the elder care community, and master simple techniques and exercises that will help you incorporate music into the daily care of loved ones or residents in your community.
Research supporting the power of music for those living with dementia
Engaging your loved ones or residents in a group music experience
The importance of generational music for those in your care
Communication techniques for positive and successful music experiences
Cost-effective musical activities that anyone can facilitate – you don't have to be a professional musician!
Past speakers have included representatives from:
Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association
Home Care Assistance Carmel
The Association for Indiana Music Therapy
Does it cost to attend?
There will be a small fee of $20.00 to cover materials and lunch offered at this workshop. If you are interested in bringing a group of staff and/or representatives from your organization, or community, we are happy to offer a $5.00 discount to each of your attendees. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
What is Perfect Harmony?
Perfect Harmony, a program of the Great American Songbook Foundation, is a group music program for older adults living with dementia. Endorsed by the Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, Perfect Harmony offers a unique opportunity for social and musical engagement, and promotes holistic well-being through music by offering a wide range of musical activities from group singing to instrument play to open discussion of experiences related to memorable songs. Click here to learn more.
Perfect Harmony consults with a board-certified music therapist in an effort to provide the most effective non-clinical use of music. Individuals who participate in Perfect Harmony can benefit from peer socialization, emotional support, cognitive stimulation and positive interactions through music.