Round Up, March 24th

Come on, Spring, you can do it! Get here already!

Apparently cold temps are hanging out just a little longer around Atlanta this week. Bummer. Here's some good health and music therapy stories for you to read and warm you from the inside out.

Forty Years of Music That Heals (University of Dayton)

The University of Dayton might be getting a lot of press this week for unexpectedly making it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA basketball tournament, but there's news from Dayton on the music therapy front as well! Dayton's music therapy program is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, which is pretty impressive for a small field like ours!

Christus-NB Hospital Now Offering Music Therapy

Let's welcome a new music therapy program into the world! Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels (boy that's a mouthful...) is starting a new music therapy program through a partnership with the University of Incarnate Word (UIW).

They're not big on brevity around those parts...

Women Bear Brunt of Alzheimer's Disease, Report Shows (ABC News)

As our population ages, Alzheimer's and dementia becomes a more and more serious problem. A recent study shows that in addition to a much higher diagnosis rate among women than men, women are also more frequently tasked with caring for individuals with Alzheimer's.

Songs of Healing Event Donations

 

 

If you like us on Facebook (and if you don't, go fix that!), you know that our team here at The George Center participated in the "Song of Healing" event organized by our friend Mallory Even and Terra Rising Records. The event was a smash hit, and we had an absolute blast. But most important of all, check out all those donated instruments that will be going to kids who can't afford them, as well as new music therapy programs. We can't wait for the next event!

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Andrew Littlefield MM, MT-BC

The George Center , 12060 Etris Road, Roswell, GA, 30075