The Room 217 Foundation is bringing Music Care Training to Victoria, BC, on September 24th and 25th, and to Surrey, BC, on September 27th and 28th. This is a great opportunity for hospice palliative care staff, volunteers and spiritual care providers to learn how music can enhance their scopes of practice and improve their relational care. The last few hours of Music Care Training are spent designing a project called “Music Care Initiative” which will bring a concrete music program to the work site.
The cost of this course is $295 for 14 hours of training. There are discounts for groups of five or more from one organization.
What is the Room 217 Foundation?
The Room 217 Foundation is a social enterprise that uses music to change the culture of care. It provides a number of products, programs and services. Visit the foundation’s catalogue page to learn more about the types of resources offered which include:
- CDs for Palliative Care
- DVDs for Reminiscence
- Conversation Cards (including one for Palliative Care)
- Pathways Singing Program (designed especially for people with dementia)
The Room 217 Foundation also provides a variety of education and training for care providers who wish to enhance their scope of practice with music. The foundation’s free monthly webinar series runs from September through June. Upcoming sessions include:
- Rosella Kinoshameg on Music for Journeying Home: An Indigenous View of Music and Dying (on September 11, 2020)
- Caleb Kim and Arbaaz Patel on Designing a Palliative Care Music Protocol (on April 8, 2020)
Room 217’s webinars are archived, so please keep this in mind if you or your staff are looking for professional development.