The music therapy programs at Grasmere Terrace provide residents with live music making and singing to support their physical, emotional and cognitive needs. Residents either receive group or individual sessions that improve socialisation, reduce anxiety and give them a creative outlet.
A 1-hour group session is run each week at Macarthur where residents are engaged in various activities and interventions playing drums, hand percussion, singing from printed lyrics and relaxing to classical songs. Residents who are unable to attend a group are met in their room and actively involved in individual sessions to songs they choose or are most familiar with.
The music therapy students that run these sessions are in their final year of study at Western Sydney University of the Master of Creative Music Therapy and will definitely miss all the great residents and staff at Carrington.