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Music and Aging - Dr. Andrea Creech

Music, Mental Health & the Aging Population - Kristine Theurer

Music Hearing in Older Adults: an Audiologist’s Perspective - Dwight Ough

Fountains of Uke - Hamilton's Intergenerational Music Program - Chelsea Mackinnon


Exploring music and wellness in the lives of elders by Meghan MacMillan
Hearing Loss and Aging - Part 1 by Judy A. Keith
Healing Loss and Aging - Part 2 by Judy A. Keith
Silver Song Clubs  - Participatory Singing Groups for Seniors by Nigel Brown



Clair, A. (1996).  Therapeutic uses of music with older adults. Baltimore, MD:  Health Professions Press Inc.

Lathom-Radocy, W. (2002).  Pediatric music therapy.  Springfield, IL:  Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd.

Meredith, V. (2007). Sing better as you age: A comprehensive guide for adult choral singers. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.

Mindlin, G., Durousseau, D., & Cardillo, J. (2012). Your playlist can change your life: 10 proven ways your favourite music can revolutionize your health, memory, organization, alertness, and more. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Robb, S. (Eds.). (2003). Music therapy in pediatric healthcare.  research and evidence-based practice. Silver Spring, MD: The American Music Therapy Association Inc.



Hallam, S., Creech, A., Varvarigou M., McQueen, H., & Gaunt, H. (2014). Does active engagement in community music support the well-being of older people? Arts and Health, 6(2), 101-116.

Hays, T. & Minichiello, V. (2005). The meaning of music in the lives of older people: A qualitative study. Psychology of Music, 33(4), 437-451.

Hicks-Moore, S., (2004). Relaxing Music at Mealtime in Nursing Homes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing; Dec 2005: 31, 12; ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source pg. 26

Koelsch, S. (2013). From social contact to social cohesion: The 7 cs. Music and Medicine, 5(4), 204-209.

Lai, H.L & Good, M. (2005).  Music improves sleep quality in older adults.  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 49(3),234.

Reed, P. (1991) Spirituality & Well-Being in Terminally Ill Hospitalized Adults.  Research in Nursing and Health. 10:335-344.

Van Malderen, L., Mets, T., & Gorus, E. (2013). Interventions to enhance the quality of life of older people in residential long-term care: A systematic review. Ageing Research Reviews, 12, 141-150.



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Ontario Retirement Communities Association ORCA

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Ontario Long Term Care Association

New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes

Health Association Nova Scotia

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