Singing with Parkinson’s

Group Of Seniors Singing In Choir TogetherBy Eve Montague
MSM, MT-BC,
Director of Creative Arts Therapies
Since arriving at South Shore Conservatory as a music therapist in 2008, I have been focused on bringing the therapeutic benefits of music to varied populations, especially those who, because of health or physical challenges, may have taken music participation off their list of possible activities.  Over the past 10 years, we have brought the joy of music to individuals with autism, developmental delays, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory loss.  Starting January 16, 2019, we can add one more population to the list:  folks living with Parkinson’s disease.

Singing with Parkinson’s, a new chorus designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners, is directed by board certified music therapists highly skilled in adaptation and accommodation.  The structure of music and its ability to re-circuit in our brains when areas shut down, provides opportunity for individuals living with Parkinson’s to address multiple symptoms in a fun and social way. A partnership between SSC and the South Shore YMCA, the chorus is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association, MA Chapter.

The first session of Singing with Parkinson’s starts Wednesday, January 16, from
1 – 2:30 pm at  Laura’s Center for the Arts, South Shore YMCA, 97 Mill Street, Hanover.

To register or for more information, please contact Eve at e.montague@sscmusic.org or 781-934-2731 x20. No prior experience is necessary to participate in this free chorus.

 

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