A Daily Dose of Music™

An International Symposium

Creatively Caring for Seniors


Use Inspirational Musical Activities to Enhance the Lives of Seniors and Improve the Culture of Care

May 12, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia

• Discover how music creates a caring culture world-wide.

• Lead simple musical moments in a variety of care settings.

• Explore the therapeutic benefits of interactive music-making for seniors.

• Learn adaptive musical techniques to address neurological disorders.

• Playfully engage seniors and caregivers through inter-active musical activities

 No Experience Necessary

Who Should Attend

Activity Directors    Music Therapists
Professional Caregivers     Recreational Therapists      Family Caregivers


Continuing Education Units Available
Info at Village Music Circles




Our experienced team of international Music Facilitators hail from Japan, Canada, the US  and  Scotland.

Caregivers and support teams for the well-elderly to the neurologically challenged will discover how musical activities strengthen the entire system of care.

Participants will explore the theory and learn the techniques for conducting easy to use musical activities certain to bring joy into the daily lives of seniors.


  • Morning
  • 8-8:30 ~ Registration

    Continental breakfast & explore exhibit tables

  • 8:30-9:00 ~ Diana Hull

    Welcome Opening • Introductions
    Improving the Culture of Care • The Role Music Plays

  • 9:00-9:50 ~ Lulu Leathley

    Awakening life with dementia; young onset to Late stage

  • 10:00-10:50 ~ Phyllis Mueller

    Musical Methods for Seniors with Dementia & Parkinson’s.
    Know the requirements that long term Care Facilities strive to achieve and incorporate them into your programs.

  • 11:00-11:50 ~ Tomtom Tomoko

    Making Music Accessible to Elderly Residents of Care Facilities

  • Afternoon

  • 12:00-1:30 ~ Panel Discussion

    Lunch and Panel discussion; Questions & Answers: Best Practices for making music a daily activity in the new culture of care.

  • 1:40-2:30 ~ Mary Knysh

    The Way to Play: Intergenerational Music Making
    Connecting the younger with the older through musical fun.

  • 2:40-3:30 ~ Jane Bentley

    Music and Dementia: Where Do We Go From Here?
    Making music a fun part of the caregivers day.

  • 3:30-4:00 ~ Break

    Tea and goodies

  • 4:00-5:00 ~ Closing circle

    Experiential musical jam 


Rediscover Fun! Making Music Enlivens Seniors


Play   •   Enjoy   •   Connect

Fun happens when interactive music-making becomes a daily activity. Caregivers will learn simple techniques for using rhythm, melody and song to strengthen, uplift and inspire well-being in the lives of seniors. Thrive your community on A Daily Dose of Music.


Find the One!” 

Inspire in-the-moment melodies

Enhance cognition

Stimulate global brain function

Spark meaningful memory

ENHANCE function

"Strike a Note!" 

Build strength through rhythm

Activate  movement

Foster coordination

Encourage concentration

UPLIFT spirit

"Lets all Play!" 

Thrive in a musically active community

Play musical notes

 Connecting people to people

through rhythm, melody & song

You Can Create Musical Fun

  • Home Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Day-Care
  • Families
  • Community Centers

Seniors Benefit from A Daily Dose of Music™

Experience A Daily Dose of Music in Beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia

Held on May 12, 2018 at Casa Mia, an historic mansion in Vancouver, BC.


Casa Mia ~ Vancouver, BC

A Daily Dose of Music Symposium: $217 Canadian / $170 USD

Early Discount prior to April 30:

$175  Canadian / $140 USD

Price includes:

morning snack • lunch afternoon snack • tea & coffee

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