Using music as a tool to support health and wellness 

in individual and group sessions for older adults

MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES


INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

 The music therapist travels to clients' homes, whether home is a private residence, an independent or assisted living care community, or a skilled nursing facility.  Working one-to-one, the music therapist will first assess 

the client to see whether or not music is a good tool to use in therapy  to meet needs and bolster strengths.  Based on the individual's responses, therapy goals are designed and subsequent sessions will use a variety 

of music "activities" designed to provide opportunities to meet these goals.  Objectives are ever-changing, 

both designed to keep long term goals in mind as well as cater to the client in that moment. 


GROUP SESSIONS: CLINICAL, SUPPORT, AND WELLNESS

Group sessions can occur in a variety of types of settings: skilled nursing homes, assisted and 

independent living care communities, memory care units, adult day programs, senior centers, 

private residences, hospitals, clinics, and in naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCS).

Clinical:  

Music therapy clinical groups can be designed to target specific needs of a group, 

such as depression, transitions, anxiety, pain management, or dementia symptoms.

Support: 

Music therapy support groups can be designed to give group members dealing with 

similar issues (e.g. depression, physical pain, loss, coping with a new diagnosis, or life transition) 

opportunities for camaraderie, support, and normalization.

Wellness: 

Music therapy wellness groups are designed to provide participants with active engagement

meaningful participation, social interaction, and cognitive and sensory stimulation.

 

SPECIAL EXPERIENTIAL SESSIONS: 

INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP

Special one-time sessions can be set up either on an individual basis or for a group. 

 Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc. can cater the experience to meet your specific needs

 and preferences, whether for an individual client, a one-time group gathering occurrence, 

or can come to an on-going intact group (e.g. a stroke support group, Memory Cafe 

program, recreational club, etc.) one time as a guest music therapist.


WORKSHOPS & EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Presentations about music therapy, older adults, and related topics can be given in a variety of settings. 

These workshops and educational presentations can include information about music therapy, various related topics, case examples, and experientials.  Whether you are looking for a featured speaker as part of a conference, CEU event, or community gathering, Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc. can work with you to create a workshop or presentation that can meet different objectives you may have in mind for your participants.  


CONSULTATION/STAFF TRAININGS

Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc. provides education and training to those working with older adults to incorporate music in ways that are meaningful and engaging.  Using music during care and 24/7 routines 

can not only ease challenges sometimes found in the activities of daily living, but can enhance quality of life.  

Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc. is available to provide specialized consultation and training to help

 figure out individualized ways to use music to help the day go better for all.