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Staying Safe in the Summer

As summer is upon us, so are thoughts of fun in the sun. However, when the weather gets warmer and vacations and outdoor activities are planned, seniors should also keep something else in mind: safety. It is important to make

July 10th, 2019|Care|

Music Therapy – A Research-Based Profession

Although people have used music to maintain and improve health for centuries, music therapy is still a relatively young profession. Like any medical field, it is necessary to understand why interventions have an impact and to develop procedures so that these techniques can be used with all clients.

February 4th, 2019|Care|

Loss of Independence: Helping an Aging Loved One Cope

With age, many people begin to lose their ability to complete tasks that were once effortless for them. While they may start to rely on others to assist them and experience feelings of helplessness, a loss of independence is a roadblock that can be hurdled.

January 29th, 2019|Care|

Music Therapists as Musicians

For 20 years, Masonic Village at Elizabethtown's music therapists have explained and demonstrated the difference between therapy and entertainment. While all music therapists need to be musicians, not all musicians should be music therapists.

January 14th, 2019|Care|

Twenty Years of Training Music Therapists

For the past 20 years, Masonic Village music therapists have made a significant impact on residents, family members and guests’ lives, and have also supervised, coached, guided and taught hundreds of students. Current intern, Kelsey Tucker, shares her experience.

December 15th, 2018|Care|

Giving Catalog Has Special Meaning for a Generous Couple

As the 2017 holiday season approached, Mike and Alice Hamilton decided they had reached a point in their lives where they had everything they wanted and needed. Instead of purchasing Christmas gifts for each other, they decided to purchase a variety of items through the Masonic Villages Giving Catalog to benefit residents.

December 10th, 2018|Care|

Variety is the Spice of Music Therapy … and Life!

Over the past 20 years, Masonic Village at Elizabethtown’s music therapy department has developed a wide variety of programs for our residents. From ringing chimes to singing, drumming, reminiscing, dancing and relaxing, Masonic Village’s five board-certified music therapists encourage diverse therapeutic music opportunities.

November 27th, 2018|Care|