by Joan Shaw, RMT-BC. 2010 Spiral-bound Edition includes CD-Rom with printable activity sheets.
The joy of music has always been evident in the life of Joan Shaw especially as she encourages the inherent music in others. This book is for those who need creative programming for senior citizens in retirement homes, day care centers, geriatric hospitals, nursing homes and those who are aging at home. The monthly themes are coordinated with songs, visual aids, announcements, associations, staff involvement, volunteer participation and community awareness. A lively theme each month will uplift and unify your entire facility. Let this book inspire you and your staff with the joy and value of music.
Music Therapy. Revised 2010. 404 pp. 8 x 11, Spiral-Bound. ISBN No. 0-918812-80-1
As endorsed by Carna Manthey, MT-BC:
“The Joy of Music in Maturity is a must for every activity department and for every music therapist This book gives suggestions of programming in music therapy for gerontology residents. It follows the calendar year, and gives good suggestions for setting up a music therapy program including music menus, interesting cut-outs which can be used, and music resources. I highly recommend this book for music therapists. I used it to set up my music therapy programs in the beginning of my 15 year career in geriatric music therapy. I found it very adaptable for all levels of residents and once my programming was established, I found it easy to add my own material.”