Digging Dinosaurs

Digging Dinosaurs

Children seem to dig talking and singing about dinosaurs. Today is my final intergenerational session with a dinosaur theme. The children have had a great time sharing all their dinosaur knowledge with me and the assisted living residents. It has been fun to have the...
April Shower Songs for Seniors

April Shower Songs for Seniors

April Showers bring May flowers…So here are some songs I may be sharing at assisted living music therapy sessions during the month. April Showers Come Rain or Come Shine I’m Always Chasing Rainbows Kentucky Rain – Elvis Presley Let’s Have...
Multitasking Instruments

Multitasking Instruments

As a music therapist providing services at multiple sites, I require instruments that are easy to pack, clean, and don’t weigh tons.  Living in an area of wind and other weather events, I try to approach my sessions with a one trip in and out load. My rolling...
Pancake Day

Pancake Day

Pancake Day can be a lot of fun to observe.  There is great variety in types to make and toppings to place on them.  (My favorite is lemon poppy-seed topped with blueberries in a simple syrup!) A search of the web shows lots of great books and activities for...
Of boats & dragons

Of boats & dragons

January brings Chinese New Year! It has been a favorite festival for me to share with SNF & ALF residents over the years.  Often there were dragon dancers willing to come “practice” in our community.  And of course, there is the food! In January 2011,...