The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.
By Crystal De Jong, Site and Clinical Services Manager, Good Samaritan Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre
During a music therapy session, Nadine works to develop a therapeutic relationship with each person by offering a connection through music. Interventions may include; singing, playing a small handheld instrument, discussion around music and memories, song-writing, music for relaxation, or receptive engagement with the music. Every music therapy session is unique as it is guided by the responses and needs of the individual. The space is held for whatever the person needs from the music that day.
Feedback from the program has been very positive from staff, families and residents. One of the participants in the music therapy program has said many times, “This is the best thing of my week.”