Music, Aging and Wellness

November 17, 2018
CIGI Campus, Waterloo, ON

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Music Care Conference Waterloo will be held on Saturday November 17 at the CIGI Campus in the innovative city of Waterloo, Canada. The Laurier Centre for Music in the Community is partnering with the Room 217 Foundation to bring together stakeholders in music and care to provide information and inspiration around music, aging and wellness.

Participants will experience music in a way that contributes to quality of life, and aspects of aging. Expert keynote speakers and performers as well as local music care innovators will present through academic research, clinical care, and life experience. Participants may include healthcare professionals, volunteer and family carers, care recipients, musicians, students of the arts and social sciences and opinion leaders. Other health arts modality stakeholders will find this conference beneficial to the growing use of arts in care in Canada.

Speakers

Informative and inspirational 2018 speakers

Dr. Gary Ansdell
Associate, Nordoff Robbins UK
Honorary Professor, Exeter University

Dr. Andrea Creech
Professor, Université Laval
Canadian Research Chair in Music
in the Community

Ian Thomas
Canadian Singer / Songwriter

Program

9:00 – 10:30
Music Care Cameo - Ken McCaw
Room 217 Care through Music
Care for Music: an ethnography of music in late life and end of life settings. Dr. Gary Ansdell

10:30 – 11:00
Refreshments / Exhibits

11:00 – 12:15
Music Care Cameo - Kitchener Library Project - Bob Egan
Musicking and creative music technologies for enriching later-life. Dr. Andrea Creech
Music Care Cameo - George Linton

12:15 – 1:15
Lunch
Lunch ‘n Learn – Music Care Training

1:15 – 3:30
Workshops
1. The Circle of Music project - Sasha Judelson Kelly
2. Towards Developing a Health-Music-Arts Care Policy
3. The British Experiment: Arts and Social Prescription Dr. Gary Ansdell, Dr. Andrea Creech
4. Networking Effectively within the Academic and Health Care Sectors
5. The Ageing Voice
6. Hamilton Intergenerational Music Program - Chelsea McKinnon
7. Having Musical Conversations in Palliative Care - Sarah Pearson

3:30 – 4:30
My Story with Music and Wellness – Ian Thomas
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