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February 12, 2013
WEST SALEM -- Willamette Valley Hospice will host the area's first music therapy symposium March 1-2 at the offices of WVH, 1015 3rd St. NW in West Salem.
"Sound Advice: Uses of Music in the Care of Seriously Ill Adults and their Caregivers" was created to educate both healthcare professionals and family caregivers on the benefits of music therapy and ways they can use music as a care provider.
Participants will learn about the role of music therapy in caring for those with a serious illness and appropriate ways to use music to provide compassionate care within their own scope of practice. The conference will also address how you can use music for your own renewal and relaxation.
March 1 will be dedicated to allied healthcare professionals and continuing education credits are available. The symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and include lunch. Healthcare professionals that register by Friday will pay $40; cost is $45 after that date if space is still available.
March 2 will address the needs of family and friend caregivers of those facing a serious illness, and community members simply wanting to learn more about music therapy. The program will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a donation of $10 is suggested to offset program supplies.
For more information: 503-588-3600; email to email@example.com; www.wvh.org.