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Natural Awakenings Ann Arbor Michigan

Everybody Sings

Mar 01, 2018 12:02AM
The Loud & Proud Singers is a new Life-Participation Community Activity for adults with aphasia and voice disorders related to stroke, primary progressive aphasia, Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions and their caregivers. All levels of ability are welcome and no music experience is necessary. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays to  rehearse and 1 to 2 p.m. to sing, as well as 1 to 2:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month for a Hootenanny sing-along with participants that attend the Aphasia Community Friendship Center.

Lynn Chenoweth, a board-certified music therapist with 25 years of experience in dementia, physical rehabiitation, aphasia and other neurologic disorders, says, “Research studies report significant social and rehab benefits of group singing for adults with aphasia. The Loud & Proud Singers provides opportunities to experience these benefits and meet and greet others who still enjoy singing in spite of vocal challenges.”

 

Cost is $5 per week. Weekly location: Towsley Health Bldg., 5361 McAuley Dr., Ann Arbor. Monthly location: The Health & Fitness Center at WCC, 4833 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor. For more information, call Chenoweth at 734-429-5679, email [email protected] or visit AphasiaCenterMI.org.

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