How long have you lived in San Diego?
I moved to San Diego two years ago this spring from Columbus, Ohio. I’ve really loved getting to know this city, and being able to take advantage of its beautiful beaches and perfect weather!
Come one, come all! Joyous spirits in San Diego, let’s go caroling at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in San Diego!
Oftentimes our seniors are overlooked, forgotten about, or under-served. Join us in bringing peace and love to our San Diego seniors for the holidays! You can pick one or both times to spread the holiday spirit!
Extra, extra! Read all about our music therapy and drumming program at Atria Senior Living, a premier San Diego retirement community. We sing and play old time music, classical music, acoustic music, and world music, mixed with original song-writing, active music-making, and relaxation techniques in order to maintain physical strength and cordination, preserve cognitive skills, and provide opportunities for socialization. In addition, we bring instruments from around the world that residents play in a group.
The article displays Sound Health Music Therapist Draza Jansky providing music therapy to St. Paul’s Pace Center. The article was published in the hard copy San Diego Union Tribune on Thanksgiving Day, 2010. The article didn’t quite make the web! But here is the scanned copy. Click on the image to read the article. Thanks for your wonderful work, Draza!
On Saturday, I presented Music-Making Strategies for Caregiver/Older Adult Interaction at the ICAA national conference. I was accompanied by John Fitzgerald of Remo and Mary Tolena. The purpose of the presentation was to empower the retirement community workforce to make music in a supportive and nurturing way with their clients. There were experiential, lecture and video components to the presentation.