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!
Special thanks to the Western Region of the American Music Therapy Association for awarding Kat with the Professional Practice Award in 2011.
Kat is pleased to have been quoted by the Wall Street Journal last month. Read the article in its entirety here.
Today Kat provided a presentation at the Rotary Club of San Marcos, and she received this certificate. It says:
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.
We’ll be facilitating a drum circle this Thursday, December 2 for a Hanukkah celebration with Chabad of Pacific Beach! Join us for the menorah lighting at 6:30PM.