Music workshop at Land of Sky, April 21

From a press release:

Just Press Play: Awakening the Mind through Music workshop will be held from noon to 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 21, at Land of Sky Regional Council.  Come to this free workshop and learn about providing personalized music to people living in nursing homes in our area.  Become a JPP Enthusiast.

Among the presenters is Cathy Hebert, RN, MSN, GCNS-BC, who is coordinating the implementation of this program at the VA in Asheville.  She will be showing a powerful film that highlights the impact this program is having on the veterans and their caregivers.

The workshop will present the science behind how music improves cognition and provides comfort, how to get the program incorporated into long-term care systems, and the nitty gritty and fun how-to’s for engaging staff and volunteers. The workshop is for nursing home staff and community members, including high school students, musicians, and anyone who wants to make a difference for nursing home residents.

Continuing education credit of 4.5 hours has been approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators. Cost to obtain the CEUs is $15.

Please RSVP by April 18 to Turkessa Baten at 251-7433 or

WHAT: Awakening the Mind through Music workshop

WHERE: Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy, Suite. 140, Asheville

WHEN: Thursday, April 21, noon-5 p.m.

WHY: Help make a difference in the lives of people living in nursing homes


About Susan Foster
Susan Foster is a clinical psychologist who moved to Asheville from the Boston area in 2013. She started with Xpress as a freelance health and wellness writer and is now the wellness editor. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter @susanjfosterphd. Follow me @susanjfosterphd

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