Fairmount Home celebrates successful completion of music and dance project funded by Dementia Society of America

Posted on Tuesday August 15, 2017
 

Videos of project will be released with residents, family and loved ones in attendance

Glenburnie, ON – Fairmount Home will celebrate the successful completion of a music and dance project funded by Dementia Society of America. On August 23 at 1 p.m., residents, family and loved ones will join staff and representatives from the Dementia society at the Kingston Frontenac Rotary Auditorium in Glenburnie where videos of the project will be released.

Since May, approximately 20 residents of the secure unit for individuals with advanced Dementia at Fairmount Home have participated in 10 sessions focused on engagement through music and seated dance. The sessions also incorporated Canada 150 celebrations.

“This program has been such a fantastic opportunity for our residents.  We’ve been able to celebrate Canada’s 150th through avenues our residents connect strongly with.  Music and dance are such favourite pastimes for our residents and so it is a perfect fit,” said Katie Johnson, Recreationist at Fairmount Home and coordinator of the program.

The sessions were facilitated by Mackenzie Costron – Accredited Music Therapist and Registered Counselling Therapist, Jackie Mills – founder of Sit N’ Dance, Seated Dance Program and Eric Voice – First Nations Performer.
Fairmount Home is a not-for-profit long term care home, managed through the Gentlecaretm philosophy by the County of Frontenac and is accredited with Exemplary Standing, Accreditation Canada's highest designation. Fairmount Home was established in 1968 and is home to 128 residents.

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Marco Smits, Communications Officer County of Frontenac
Phone: 613-548-9400 x 305 Email: msmits@frontenaccounty.ca