Music Across the Lifespan

November 8, 2019
McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, ON

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Music Care Conference Hamilton will be held on Friday November 8th at the McMaster Innovation Park in the city of Hamilton, Ontario. The Room 217 Foundation is bringing together stakeholders in music and care for a day of information and inspiration on the topic of music across the lifespan.

A growing body of evidence points to the many biological, psychological and social benefits of using music in different care settings. Music has many applications, from brain development in infancy, to pain management in palliative care, and virtually all life stages in between. There is an opportunity to educate professional and family caregivers on the diverse uses of music and associated therapeutic benefits across the lifespan. 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, 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 2019 speakers. Read more

Dr. Laurel Trainor

Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes

Amy Sky

Program

8:00 – 9:00
Registration/Exhibits/Music Store Open
Mountberry Ukulele Club

9:00 – 10:15
Opening – An Instrument For Every Child
Welcome – Chelsea Mackinnon
Music Care Cameo – An Instrument For Every Child
The Room 217 Story – Bev Foster
Opening Plenary – The Importance of Music in Early Development - Dr. Laurel Trainor

10:30 – 10:45
Refreshments / Exhibits

10:45 – 12:15
Music Care Cameo – IMHope
Plenary – Intergenerational Music Making - Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes
Featured Programs – Intergenerational Living at Oakcrossing, IMHope, Intergenerational Music Therapy

12:15 – 1:15
LUNCH – Exhibits/Music Store & R217 Lunch & Learn

1:15 – 2:15
Workshops. Read more
1. Supporting Wellness: Music Across the Lifespan. – Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell
2. Communication Through Music – Melissa Tan
3. Cultual Diversity in Music for Palliative Care – Aaron Lightstone
4. Sing It Girls – Adrienne Pringle & Cathy Thompson
5. Hearing Through the Lifespan – Dr. Marshall Chasin

2:15 – 2:25
Travel

2:25 – 3:25
Workshops. Read more
1. Intergenerational Drumming – Terri Segal
2. Supporting Wellness: Music Across the Lifespan. – Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell
3. Communication Through Music – Melissa Tan
4. Cultual Diversity in Music for Palliative Care – Aaron Lightstone
5. Using Music to Supercharge Your Older Adult Exercise Program – Margot Glatt

3:25 – 3:40
Refreshments/Exhibits/Music Store

3:40 – 4:30
Finale
Amy Sky

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Sponsors

Thank you 2019 Sponsors