Local groups actively engage in Clavinova Connection and HealthRHYTHMS at Maple Knoll Communities
In today’s world, the importance of taking care of one’s health is drummed into our daily lives. Whether it’s the medical profession, or one’s employer, family members and even friends, we are reminded that daily exercise is essential.
Recently, a team from University of Cincinnati consisting of: Wendy Yip (first lady of UC), John Tew, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Executive Director Community Affairs of UC Health and UC College of Medicine, Peter Landgren, Dean, College Conservatory of Music, Dr. Sian Cotton, director of Integrative Medicine, and Cathy Crain, UC Wellness, gathered at Maple Knoll Communities to learn about the two evidence-based music and wellness programs; Clavinova Connection and HealthRHYTHMS. Discussions also took place about the continuum of care and how music positively helps improve quality of life. For over 30 years, University of Cincinnati and Maple Knoll have partnered on multiple initiatives, which bring together the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering, and the dept. of family medicine. The group was interested in learning how older adults at all levels care are benefitting from both programs.
Barry Bittman, MD, through peer-reviewed published scientific research studies on both programs demonstrated: reduction in depression, anger, anxiety, tension, and improved socialization, enhanced self-esteem, improved attentiveness, and improved communication and team-building.
Another group consisting of: Sherry Stieritz and Kathy Murray from Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, Liz Sudberry and Norrie Loomis from Home Care Assistance, Alexis Kidd and John Harper from Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, and Melinda Butsch-Kovacic from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center actively participated in the programs as well. The group was interested in bringing Clavinova Connection and HealthRHYTHMS to older adults living at home, inner-city youth, and for employee wellness.
Congratulations to our newest HealthRHYTHMS Facilitators!
Twenty-five new HealthRHYTHMS facilitators from Yuma, AZ, and London KY completed HealthRHYTHMS training in August. These individuals represent: health departments, community health workers, rural health clinics, senior centers, area agency on aging staff, and adult day facilities.
We welcome three organizations from Yuma AZ, and one from London KY as members of the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition!