Musical Biographies™

Description

In partnership with the UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Villa Musica presents Musical Biographies. This program is designed to bring together people with Alzheimer’s disease, their care-givers, and family in a unique multi-sensorial experience that centers around music and memory. Musical Biographies™ is a 6-week series of classes that provide small groups of older individuals living with Alzheimer’s (and their care givers) a platform for creating memory books inspired by a musical playlist. Participants will work with Villa Musica and UCSD staff, care givers, and extended family members to identify music that inspires memory: memory of an important occasion, an event, an era, and then design and decorate a personal biography that brings their musical choices to life.

SPRING 2023 SESSION

Glenner Towne Center in Chula Vista
When: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 (Wednesdays)

Glenner Center in [Site TBD]
When: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 (Tuesdays)

Number of participants: 4 – 8
Facilitators: Tara Graviss, Haley Stead, Joy Raab

FALL 2023 SESSION

Glenner Towne Center in Chula Vista
When: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15 (Wednesdays)

Glenner Center in Hillcrest
When: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7, 14 (Tuesdays)

Number of participants: 4 – 8
Facilitators: Tara Graviss, Haley Stead, Joy Raab

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Tara Graviss at tgraviss@villamusica.org.

Read more about the benefits of music therapy programs like Musical Biographies in this article by the San Diego Union Tribune.