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Joy of Music in Maturity



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The Joy of Music in Maturity
By Joan Shaw
489 pages

Ideas for creative programming for senior citizens. Monthly themes are coordinated with songs, visual aids, announcements, associations, staff involvement, volunteer participation, and community awareness.


Part One: Purpose and Preparation

Chapter One



     Rationale and Goals

     Rationale for Monthly Programming

     Music Therapy Works

     Joy of Organization

     Expanding Your Staff

     Publicizing Your Theme

     Cost and Equipment

     Size of the Group Session

Chapter Two

     Format of the Program

     Extensions of the Program

Part Two: Monthly Programs

January Theme - Cruising Through January

February Theme - It's a Love-ly Month

March Theme - It's a Colorful World

April Theme - It's a Sense-Sational Month

May Theme - Welcome Sweet Springtime

June Theme - Celebrations

July Theme - America, the Beautiful

August Theme - In the Good Old Summer Time

Sptember Theme - Old Fashioned Favorites

October Theme - Health is Contagious

November Theme - A Month of Praise

December Theme - Holiday Happiness

Part Three: Index

General Index

Song Title Index

Part Four: Resources

Music Refenece List

Book Reference List

Recommended Resources


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I will be working in retirement facilities as a music therapist.
Stephanie M on Nov 30, 2012

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