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FEATURED: MUSIC CARE DAY
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life, bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
Near North Palliative Care Network (NNPCN) hosted an afternoon conference on the health benefits of music for palliative care and dementia clients and their caregivers at the Nipissing University Theatre, North Bay, ON, on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Through Room 217 Foundation, dynamic keynote speakers offered the public and interested professionals and volunteers from the health, academic and music fields an opportunity to delve into the complementary benefits that music offers to clients and their caregivers as they cope with life-limiting conditions. Opening performance by North Bay Interlink Choir and closing performance by Mattawa Shadow Drummers.
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BETTY DEAN, NNPCN Board Director and organizer of the MUSIC CARE DAY, spoke about the benefits of music to palliative care and Alzheimer’s clients and caregivers:
All credits of this video go to Mattawa Shadow Drummers. Photography by Ravenheart. The Water Goddess sung by Patti Lessard.
Bev Foster, BEd, BMus, AMus, ARCT, Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation, is an experienced performer, songwriter and music educator whose inspirational music has received numerous awards and nominations.
Daphne Noonan, BA (Gerontology), Dip. Health Sciences (Therapeutic Recreation in Gerontology), M.Ed. (Adult Ed).Director of Education and Programs at the Atlantic Institute on Aging is active in the Alzheimer’s Society Federation of Canada, serving as the Board Chairperson for the Alzheimer’s Society of New Brunswick, and the National Representative from New Brunswick to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MTA, MT-BC, FAMI is Practice Advisor/Senior Music Therapist at Baycrest Centre in Toronto. She also coordinates the music therapy program at the University of Windsor and is a sessional instructor at University of Windsor and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Near North Palliative Care Network (NNPCN) Nipissing-Parry Sound is a volunteer visiting hospice that provides compassionate support for the terminally ill and their families in NE Ontario. Trained volunteers are available on a 24-hour basis. We are a registered charity, and our service is provided at no cost to the client or family.
For further information, go to: www.nnpcn.com.
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Near North Palliative Care Network (Nipissing/Parry Sound)
347 Sherbrooke Street, Suite 302
North Bay, ON P1B 2C1
(705) 497-9239 or 1-800-287-9441
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