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Throughthetrainingportal,width,domassemailsandauto-caregiversreceivetrainingthrough BobbiedescribedherfriendBevtheuniqueMusiccareRoom217mated marketing.MusiccarebyRoom217isnowfounder and Executive Director BevareavarietyofmusicalgenrestoFosterasanamazingmusician,programs.O eredarethreelevelsIt had a huge impact during ever on the way to being more accessibleFosterintroducedtheenthusiasticchoosefrom.Themesrangefromcomposer and teacher. ofstandardizedtrainingintheory,challengingandchangingtimes, worldwide, thanks to a new websiteDream Team of tech experts fromtravel to love or certain decades ofAlsoonthecallwasProjectand the application of music in careKenna added.and user-friendly apps. Innovasiumwhospearheadedthemusic. The best part is that it is pos- Consultant Gordon Anderson of thesettings,totrainprofessionals,vol- By Lynn Campbell, Focus on ScugogA$149,600ResilientCommunityrecoverystrategytoexpanddigitalsible to create customized programsU.K.,whodevelopedadementiaunteersandfamilymembers.Since Fund Grant from the Ontario Trilliumcapacity. personallytailoredtoindividuals,speci c Memory Tracks app. Bev, met2009,over4,000carepartnershave Foundation (OTF) made new digitalTheresultwasthecreationofaBev emphasized. him at a conference years ago, andlearned holistic techniques to provide services possible.Musiccare channel available 24/7. Musiccare has been used success- invited him to serve as a consultanthands-on, personal centered care.DuringaZoompresentationDescribed online as a music carefully as a form of music therapy foron the musiccare project. DuringtheZoommeeting, hostedbytheMusiccareRoom217app thatts in your pocket, the newpeople who are su ering from pain,Gordon described Bev as, a leaderDurham Regional Chair John Henry Foundation on October 6, Chair DaveMusiccareCONNECTappreleaseddementiaandloneliness,forexam- who is pioneering the use of music inthanked the OTF for making a dif-SaundersoftheOTFgrantreviewon October 1 in Canada, o ers 700ples.Themaincaresectorincludescare.ferenceinourlives.Henotedthe team explained that resiliency grantspurposelydesignedsongsavail- long term care homes and hospices,MusiccarebyRoom217sthreeimportance of music for its power were created to help groups rebuildable through Google store or Apple.said Bev. An example is the successfulpillars, Connect, Learn, Certify areof healing and soothing, and o ered from COVID. 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