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Making Music in Adult Day Programs with Ruth Watkiss
October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
This presentation will show you how the Alzheimer Society Peel created a thriving music community. Find out about our music committee, who is involved, what we have accomplished, what our plans are and how to create your own music advocacy team.
Ruth Watkiss is a Certified Music Therapist who has dedicated her career to empowering individuals living with dementia through the power of music. Over sixteen years ago, Ruth began to create a music therapy program at the Alzheimer Society Peel. The program has expanded and currently provides the five day programs and respite house with group and individual music therapy sessions, personalized listening, Memories to Music and Raising Voices . The Alzheimer Society Peel now has a thriving music community which includes a music committee composed of music care trained staff members, who advocate for music for our clients and members.