No fee, limited registration. Registration Deadline: October 6.
Scientists tell us that, even in the womb, we learn the rhythms of our culture. Music is deeply embedded in our brains. Listening to it can lift our spirits, or conversely make us sad. Who has not unconsciously tapped their foot to a rousing number or wept upon hearing an old, familiar hymn?
Learn how music can affect us in everyday life, and how it can be used to wake sleeping memories and enhance your health. You will also learn about the power of music and its effect on people of all ages.
This workshop will give you knowledge as to how music can improve your personal well-being.
“In tune or not, we humans sing and hum; in time or not, we clap and sway; in step or not, we dance and bounce.”
– Harvard Men’s Journal
Gerry Stride, Therapeutic Recreation Director at Medford Leas, has worked with older adults in various capacities for more than 40 years. In 2006, Medford Leas was awarded the “Innovation of the Year” award by LeadingAge New Jersey for the Brain Fitness program that Gerry helped to develop. Having lectured on the topic of Brain Fitness at professional conferences and communities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Gerry brings great energy, knowledge, and enthusiasm to this exciting and pertinent topic.
Danielle Boyd, Music Therapist at Medford Leas, brings her education, experience, and passion for all types of music to this program. Her talents and creativity are showcased in this program, which is designed for those with a casual interest in music to those with a more serious focus.