WELLNESS WORKSHOPS for ADULTS

Research has shown what everyone has always known–playing music makes you feel better!13

EVERYONE GETS A DRUM TO PLAY, EVERYONE PARTICIPATES

This is not a performance people passively watch.  This is a total participation activity.  Everyone gets an instrument.  Everyone plays music together.  Playing takes people out of the challenges they’re constantly dealing with. 

I offer workshops for people dealing with…

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Hemophilia
  • Grief
  • Isolation
  • Depression
  • Change
  • Stress–ideal for staff as well as patients/residents
  • Isolation
  • Increasing a sense of well-being & connection

PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS

Playing music helps seniors access parts of their brain in ways that bring them intense joy.  It connects them dynamically to wonderful memories.  It helps them feel vital and alive in the present moment.  Seniors smile like little kids when they play music together. 

Jenn Mulcock, Activities Director, Equinox Terrace, Manchester, VT had this to say:

“About a year ago, I hired Saragail to host a drum circle for our elderly residents at Equinox Terrace. I will be honest as the Activity Director there are some activities I do not always look forward to doing. Being that I feel musically challenged I was a bit hesitant about participating in a drum circle myself. The hesitation I felt went away after 20 minutes, it was Saragail’s enthusiasm and free spirit that made the whole performance a warm and inviting space.  I was sure I was going to be the only one to show improvement because the majority of our residents have some sort of dementia, I was wrong. It has now been a year and our residents have greatly improved, they remember the activities Saragail does with us, they “catch-on” faster and are creating more complex rhythms. This is all because of Saragail’s own passion for music and talent to adapt to each resident’s ability and personality; she truly understands our residents and I cannot say that of all the performers I hire.”

PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE DEALING WITH ILLNESS & PHYSICAL CHALLENGES

Once again, the power of making music takes people out of their cares & hurts and brings them joy. 

Judy Freeman, Program Administrator of Gilda’s Club Westchester, a free cancer support community for people living with cancer, their families and friends, White Plains NY says:

“It is always such a pleasure to have Saragail with us.  People come to our Clubhouse for many reasons….among them are support and the feeling of community.  During Saragail’s sessions with our members, I can see the joy and happiness on their faces and see how they enjoy the music they make with her.  Her ebullient manner and kind spirit fill the room, filling the hearts of everyone present, facilitating a sense of joyful wellbeing.  I recommend Saragail’s programs without reservation.  Any organization would be lucky to have her.”

Bring the therapeutic joy of group drumming to your community!

 

 

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