Come try Music Therapy at our FREE Lunch & Learn Series @1130am Friday 3/28

lunchWe are about to pass 700 likes on our page this week, and want to take this moment to thank all of you for following us and staying active!

This week we host the Red Hat Society luncheon on Tuesday at 1100am and Walk With a Doc as usual on Wednesday at 1100am. Still looking for a community leader in health and wellness to lead us this week. We will walk either way, but would love to learn about a new doc!

NEW offering this month is Laura Roberts, Certified Music Therapist at our free LUNCH & LEARN Friday at 1130am in the gym. Bring a brown bag lunch; beverages and snack bars will be served. Here’s how Laura describes her specialty: Music Therapy promotes socialization, communication, movement, and relaxation. We will be singing, playing instruments, dancing, reminiscing, and relaxing! NO musical talent is required!!!!

AMTA_LOGO_NT_finalLaura Roberts, MT-BC-A board certified and GA state licensed music therapist. Laura works locally with seniors at Budd Terrace at Emory Healthcare and is working on her Master’s of Art in Music Therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.

We are excited about the idea of an ongoing music therapy class here at the Decatur Recreation Center and this is a pilot so please come and tell us what you think. Here’s why we value it: “NMT” (Neurologic Music Therapy) designation applies to practitioners focused on a large body of music therapy research and NMT techniques.  NMT’s have some very specific approaches for working on improving things like language, movement and cognition in clients with stroke, alzheimer, parkinsons and other neurologically based disorders. 

Come to the free Lunch & Learn and check it out! Bring a friend. Lunch & Learn meets monthly on the 4th Friday and immediately follows a popular senior aerobics class. If you are interested in presenting a subject on aging well, please sign up here.

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