Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging Kate Dupuis has developed a new resource to support senior living organizations to bring the Intergenerational Jamboree music therapy program to their homes.
The Jamboree is an intergenerational music therapy program in which young children, typically between the age of 0-4, and their accompanying adults (e.g., parent, grandparent, guardian) take part in weekly music therapy sessions along with residents living in retirement or long-term care (LTC).
This guide is designed for music therapists and recreation and leisure/activity team members who support individuals living in retirement and LTC homes and wish to provide intergenerational music therapy experiences.
The guide includes steps to start your own program, including guidelines for virtual delivery and example sessions.
- Kate Dupuis, Ph.D., C.Psych., Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Waterloo, Canada, Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, Oakville, Canada
- Kathy Lepp, MTA, Schlegel Villages, Kitchener, Canada
- Carrie Perkins, BA, Schlegel Villages, Kitchener, Canada
- Melissa Jessop, RP, MTA, Schlegel Villages, Kitchener, Canada
- Emma Bender, BA, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Waterloo, Canada, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.
Date created: May 2021