Maxine is both a Registered Clinical Counsellor and an Accredited Music Therapist.
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“I am pleased to recommend Maxine as a music therapist for seniors. Participation and response by the residents was excellent!” Elke Hamel Recreation Therapy Carlton Lodge & Hospital
Home Sessions For Seniors:
It is often difficult for some seniors to go out to appointment so Maxine brings the Music Therapy sessions to their homes. These sessions focus on the individual needs of each client and offer joy, pain relief,stress reduction and a way to express feelings through guided songs.
Often other family members are included in the sessions.
Counselling Sessions for Family Members, Caregivers and Seniors Experiencing Life Transitions:
In addition to working with Music Therapy Maxine is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who works with family members of seniors who are experiencing stress due to the life changes of their parents, siblings, or spouse. Maxine offers individual counselling sessions out of her home office in Gordon Head. Family members have found these sessions helpful in dealing with life transitions and grief.
Assisted or Independent Living:
Maxine offers Music Therapy group and individual sessions. In the assisted or independent living environments Music Therapy offers participants an opportunity to socialize and express their feelings. Music Therapy activities also offer seniors opportunities to learn skills and try new instruments. There are studies that show that learning new skills keeps your brain functioning at a higher level than if you did not have these opportunities ( The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge ). Music is a joyful experience for most seniors and gives them a chance to reminisce by singing old familiar songs.
Individual sessions: There are always some seniors who stay in their rooms and do not participate in facility events. For these people, a visit to their rooms with the offer of songs often brings them great joy. In addition, many people then choose to join the music group increasing their social contact and positive experiences.
Extended Care/ Long Term and intermediate Care Facilities:
Music Therapy has been used extensively and successfully in long term care facilities. Maxine has years of experience working with clients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s (All stages), Other Dementia’s, Stroke Survivors, and Palliative Care. Music Therapy is often the only way for people suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s to communicate and respond clearly through the use of familiar songs . Music Therapy activities are geared to their individual needs. Music Therapy also offers opportunities for expressing feelings through songs and activities so that participants may release tension and stress. Music Therapy is also used for family visits to increase positive interactions among family members.
Entertainment For Seniors:
Maxine offers musical entertainment for seniors in facilities, malls, festivals, and private parties