Your Virtual Vacation Playlist Builder

Blue sky behind the end of a hammock with someone's foot resting. Words read "Virtual Vacation: A Musical Playlist Getaway"

Are you wishing for a vacation right now? Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a once-in-a-lifetime trip, many people enjoy getting away from home and the routine to explore something different. Travel is not always possible, however. If you are not able to go away for a vacation this year, we invite you to try out…

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How to Make A Playlist on Spotify or YouTube: Instructions

As music therapists, we at Soundscaping Source are often recommending that people make their own playlists. You can make a playlist to help you with big feelings like grief, or to accompany you with tasks like gardening or spring cleaning. So… how do you do that? Spotify and YouTube are our two preferred platforms. In the…

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Technology You Can Use to Improve Older Adult Loved Ones’ Lives

Since older adults are at a high risk for contracting the coronavirus, it’s unwise to spend a lot of time around other people right now and increase the risk of catching COVID-19. At the same time, we want to stay connected to each other. Technology can help immensely, but some of our older loved ones may…

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Front porch vs. Stage [Video]

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a performer and a music therapist is? Why should you pick one over the other? Does it really matter?  Check out the video below with Rachelle as she explains what a music therapist does in a senior living community and why you may want one. Music therapist…

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5 Fun Ways to Use Music During Quarantine

The effects of COVID-19 have forced the world to remain home for several weeks now, and many of us are running out of ideas on how to stay entertained, inspired, and connected. Of course, music can be one answer to any of those needs. Here are 5 ways you can put some music into your…

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Social Isolation: How Music Therapy Helps

As we age, it’s very common for us to become more isolated. When we’re healthy, we can get out to the coffee shop for the drink, or church for a weekly service, or the rec center to exercise with friends. These opportunities can become fewer and fewer when our bodies do not have as much…

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20-Second Handwashing Songs for Seniors

COVID-19 is on the rise, and we need all the help we can get to make sure that coronavirus doesn’t spread.  The CDC recommends at least 20 seconds of vigorous handwashing with soap and warm water to prevent the spread of germs.  Why not make it fun? Here are 10 choruses from 1940-1970 to help…

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Infection Control Procedures and COVID-19

Hello, With the recent news about COVID-19 diagnoses in Johnson County and St. Louis, I am writing to reassure you that the Soundscaping Source team is following these developments closely. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the older adults we serve, and we are putting extra attention into the infection control…

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Songs for Labor Day

Labor Day Songs for discussion | soundscapingsource.com

Labor Day provides the perfect opportunity to ask seniors about their work experiences. Use the playlist below to inspire discussions about work, as well as the joys of the retirement years. Which songs are your favorites?

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Book Review: "Music, Memory, and Meaning"

Music, Memory and Meaning book cover

You’re going to want to check out this great new reference book from our music therapist colleagues Meredith Hamons, Tara Jenkins, and Cathy Befi-Hensel, especially if you are caring for older adults in your family or as an eldercare professional. Click here to get your own copy (affiliate link). What did you think? Let us…

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