Music Therapy Program
We are thrilled to offer one of the best Music Therapy programs in the area fro our Long-term and Short-term care residents. We offer weekly Music Therapy groups with our Music Therapist.
Benefits of Music Therapy
Music can be powerful, studies have shown that music may reduce agitation and behavioral issues. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer's a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from their childhood. Music provides a way to connect, even after verbal communication has become difficult.
When individuals with advanced dementia become frustrated or overwhelmed by the inability to communicate and/or environmental stimuli, music continues to be a valuable tool. Gentle music can help calm agitation and refocus negative behaviors into positive activity.
Even in the later stages of dementia and when all human interactions fail, older adults can still connect with music. Listening to music together, meanwhile creates critical opportunities for connection between caregivers and patients alike.
Music Therapy has been used for centuries to relieve stress and promote a sense of well-being . We continue to see our residents experience the many benefits of music through our wonderful music therapy and music and memory program.
Music & Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.
We are also a certified Music & Memory Building
Music & Memory
We also have a wonderful partnership with Anna Maria College's Music Therapy Program. Each Spring Semester we have students who come to us for our practicum site. They work 1:1 with residents and assist with Music Therapy groups under the supervision of our Music Therapist.
Meet our Music Therapist ~ Megan Goddu
Megan Goddu is a Board Certified Music Therapist, originally from Somerset, MA. She completed her B.M. in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College and became board-certified in 2012. Megan is a client-centered music therapist who believes that each individual has an unique relationship to music, and through that relationship, has the potential to learn, grow and improve their overall quality of life. She has experience working with a diverse clientele including children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities, geriatric and memory loss and traumatic brain injury. Megan works as a private contractor in the Worcester, MA area and has been working at Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past 3 years.