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Brooking Parks Music Therapy Program Enriches Lives of Older Adults

Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

Brooking Park resident Patrick Elder, 83, sings songs not just for fun, but because its good for his health. For older adults, music therapy enhances their quality of life, helping them maintain key functioning skills and stimulating their mind, according to Amy Roberts, Brooking Parks Music Therapist.

For Elder, music therapy lifted his spirits after losing his wife last year. When Amy does musical matching games and asks questions, thats fun, said Elder, who even meets with Roberts one-on-one to chat about Big Band music, his favorite genre. When I first came to Brooking Park I was depressed. If it wasnt for the people in the Activities Department, I would be in depression again.

Roberts uses well-known classics such as Blue Moon and What a Wonderful World to bring smiles to more than 180 residents who call Brooking Park home. Roberts looks for facial expressions, physical reactions if theyre joining in, engaging or clapping, learning the rhythm and singing along. Other cues, such as an improvement in alertness and mood, also showcase the benefits.

We just have a lot of fun. Some things challenge our minds a bit, which is great, said Dolores Scholl, 73, a resident for the past 3 years. We do things as a group and I am very seldom in my apartment.

Roberts has a bachelors of science in Music Therapy from Maryville. Music therapy at Brooking Park also includes activities that enhance memory, alleviate pain, and create an outlet for elders to express their feelings.

Music Therapy is so crucial to our activity program. Music sparks such happy and sometimes bittersweet memories in a persons life and takes them back to important events in their lives, said Donna Mattingly, Director of Activities at Brooking Park. Our current Music Therapy program led by our wonderfully talented Music Therapist is creative, interactive and educational and is so much more than just listening to music.

There are many recent studies and facts on the benefits of music therapy for seniors, according to the American

Music Therapy Association website, MusicTherapy.org:

Music therapy reduces depression among older adults.
Music experiences can be structured to enhance social/emotional skills, to assist in recall and language skills and to decrease problem behaviors.
Individuals in the late stages of dementia respond to and interact with music.

Join us for our music therapy events and find out more on this growing trend for older adults by calling 314-576-5545.

View photos of a recent Brooking Park music therapy session by clicking here.
Watch a video of a recent music therapy session by clicking here. Amy explains music therapy here.


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Addiction Recovery Program – Opening New Avenues For the Addict

Addiction recovery programs can give a new meaning to an addict’s life. There are many types of recovery programs appropriate for individuals depending on their history. These programs can make the recovery process for the addict much easier.

Detoxification is essential to help the addict through the withdrawal process. The person is slowly removed from the addictive substance in the detoxification program. This process often results in a great release of emotion on the part of the patient.

The medications prescribed in recovery programs usually depend upon the personality of the addict and severity of the addiction. Inpatient and/or outpatient training is provided to the patient for convenience. In an inpatient recovery program, the addict resides in the rehab center during the program. The outpatient program does not require the patient to stay in the rehab during the recovery. Detox programs are also an effective option for addicts to get over their physical dependence on the substance.

There are many factors which must be addressed when dealing with the addiction. The addict often believes he can control his drug use but this is rarely the case. The word “addiction” often carries a stigma, but feelings of shame should not prevent the addict from seeking help. It is important for the addict to be consistent in his attempts at recovery. Relapse is sometimes part of recovery, and the addict should not be embarrassed to return to treatment after a relapse. The rehab center designs the programs according to the addict’s needs.

Addiction recovery programs can be helpful for all kinds of addiction. Choosing the right addiction recovery program can give the addict a new perspective and approach towards life after addiction. These programs can offer new hope to the addict.

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Toledo Symphony Classics Series Opens with All Rachmaninoff Program

Toledo, OH (PRWEB) August 30, 2012

Maestro Sanderling opens the season with a rapturous evening of Rachmaninoff. Dynamic young pianist Martina Filjak, recent winner of the coveted Cleveland International Piano Competition, performs the Piano Concerto No. 2, and the orchestra tackles the composers posthumously rediscovered Symphony No. 3.

This is Martinas debut with the Toledo Symphony. She has international praise for her poetic passion and technical mastery at the keyboard, as well as her charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence.

Brilliant, sensitive and imaginative playing with resourcefulness of technique and naturalness of musicality…a striking individualitya pianist to watch!

CardLab, Inc. Launches Prepaid Teen Card Program

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

CardLab, Inc., the leading online provider of gift cards and incentive cards through the websites GiftCard.com and IncentiveCardLab.com respectively, today announced the launch of its new teen website, buxx.com. Buxx.com offers a reloadable prepaid card to help teens learn important money management skills and take concrete steps toward financial independence.

Using the same print on demand technology as its other sites, buxx.com allows teens to create a custom card tailored to their interests. Teens can upload a photo or custom artwork, or select one of 95 existing designs including cars, nature, music, animals and fashion. The card can be loaded via direct deposit from the teens employer, parents can set up recurring loads, or an emergency transfer from a bank account or credit card. Parents will no longer have to worry if their student has enough cash for an out- of-town field trip or concert. If selected through the parent account, teens can also use their card at ATMs. They can even be used internationally. Contact a customer service representative for a full list of approved countries.

Parents and teens each have a login with access to the earn smart, spent smartTM budget management system associated with the card. From there, both can view account balances, select which alerts to receive and see where money is being sent. Buxx.com has been optimized for mobile viewing, giving parents and teens access on the go from their computer, smart phone, or tablet.

The program starts with a $ 4.95 enrollment fee and a $ 4.95 monthly maintenance fee, with no inactivity fees, free direct deposit and the same high quality of customer service expected from CardLab. Were invested in helping teens make smart financial decisions. Its inevitable that this generation will have debit cards so weve made it our mission to help them earn smart and spend smart using budgeting tools that will help them prepare so they know how to use plastic responsibly when the time comes, said David Jones, CEO of CardLab, Inc. Both of my sons have a card; the buxx.com dashboard makes it easy to view both account balances and keep track of their spending.

For financial tips to share with your teen, become a fan on Facebook or follow @myvisabuxx on Twitter. To purchase a card for your teen or learn more about the prepaid teen cards, visit buxx.com.

About Buxx.com

A Visa Buxx Card gives teens the independence and convenience of plastic while making it easy for parents to track and manage spending. Buxx.com is an affiliate of CardLab, Inc. The Dallas based company was founded in 2004 and continues to be a leader in the prepaid card industry while also maintaining exceptional customer service. For more information or to sign up for a prepaid teen card, visit buxx.com.

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