Music Therapy for Elders
Music is a glue that holds us together and connects us to others. Older adults are able to use music as a way to reach out to others, to express themselves and to be heard. Music motivates folks to move and to be active. Music Therapy sessions encourage elders to enjoy life and the people around them, bringing joy, comfort, and purpose to their day.
Seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia have been benefiting from music therapy services for a long time. Not only does music encourage movement and socialization, but it can also help with memory recall, nonverbal communication, and increase quality of life.
Seniors can benefit from both group and individual music therapy sessions, held at their nursing home or assisted living facility. Our music therapists are happy to come to you with all of the materials we need. Drums, tambourines, maracas and a guitar will light up the place and all of the participants faces!
- Improving Communication and Expression – Group members in our music therapy sessions are excited to communicate and connect with others.
- Decreasing Isolation – Music brings communities together and can decrease feelings of isolation for group members.
- Individualized Attention - Our Music Therapists are skilled at including everyone in the session and helping all group members participate to their greatest potential.
- Independent Participation – Seniors are innately motivated to participate in music groups. You’d be amazed at what music can motivate us to do.
- Everyone Plays, Everyone Wins! – Music is something that everyone can participate in and our music therapists are great at adapting music experiences so that everyone is successful!
I love that everyone can participate in music! Even folks who don’t benefit from our other programs, they are able to benefit from music. – S.B., Director
Our Menu of Services
- Memory Care
- Short Term Rehab
- Long Term Care
- Senior Center Events
Our Senior Care Partners – Current and Previous
- Dutton Adult Day Health – Hallmark Health
- Atria Maplewood
- Brooksby Village – Renaissance Gardens
- Winchester Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
How Can We Help?
If your facility would like to learn more about group or individual music therapy sessions, please call Meredith Pizzi, MT-BC at 781-665-0700 so that we can talk with you about creating a music therapy program that meets the needs of your facility.
Roman Music Therapy Services423 Main St.
Melrose, MA 02176