Note: Location has changed.
Certified music therapist Lisa Rue will offer a lecture entitled, Music Through the Years, as part of the introductory gerontology course at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Monday, February 25, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held in the Dion Science and Engineering Building, room 105. Parking is available in lot 17.
The program will cover the effective use of music to enhance memory, social interaction, movement, emotion, and quality of life among the elderly population. According to Rue, music can be used to stimulate vitality and assist with pain management, stress, anxiety, and reality orientation. The lecture will begin with a display of musical instruments and voluntary participation in hands on movement and music-making activities. No musical experience is necessary.
Rue, a certified music therapist since 1991, has her own consulting business and private practice based in East Bridgewater. Rue’s work has included elders, children with special needs, and adults with developmental delays. She will teach courses in music therapy this summer and fall, part of a new minor program at UMass Dartmouth.
For more information, contact Lisa Rue at (508) 378-8359.