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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy B: Music for Brain Health

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy B: Music for Brain Health

Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 1:30p - 3:00p
Location: Resilient Living Center
Facilitator: Shannon Kiley and Brian Connolly
Cost: Members $440 | Non-Members $550

Designed for: Individuals experiencing mild to moderate disability
Open to: Exclusive to individuals experiencing mild disability or newly diagnosed

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Program Description: 
This course is designed exclusively for individuals experiencing early cognitive change to moderate dementia. CST has been found to improve general cognitive functioning, language comprehension and production, and quality of life. Each CST session is designed to stimulate thinking and memory, and connect with others in a fun, social, and relaxed atmosphere. The sessions follow a general theme, with activities chosen based on the interests of the group. Groups are limited to 6-8 participants. Our approach to brain fitness is an evidence-based practice referred to as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and is delivered by LiveWell’s trained dementia specialists.

Participants will take active steps to: 
- Improve brain function 
- Maintain independence 
- Decrease depression 
- Build confidence 
- Improve self-esteem 

Facilitator Biography

Shannon Kiley | LiveWell Faculty
Shannon brings together diverse bodies of knowledge and experience into her theoretical framework and practices.  As a master’s level board certified music therapist, she offers music as healing in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, homes, rehabilitation centers, hospices and residential living communities. She is an award-winning musician, songwriter, and music producer, releasing music under the moniker Olive Tiger. Shannon views the music studio and the creative process as a call into growth and transformation and loves to invite others into that space.  Shannon began practicing tai chi in 2008 with the Taoist Tai Chi and remains fascinated with meditative movement. She cultivates regular yoga and mindfulness practices and loves to read and hike. 


Facilitator Biography

Brian Connolly | Community Engagement Partner
Brian has been passionate about community education, advocacy, and empowerment for the past 40 years. Through a diversity of roles; Chair of the Hartford Hospital Stroke and Family Advisory Council, Director of Marketing and Communication, elected member of the Farmington Town Council, and pioneer member of the LiveWell Resilient Living Center Faculty leading Social Café’s, Meet-Up’s and cognitive programming, Brian focuses his attention on understanding what’s needed to create situations where we can all grow into our highest potential.

Brian’s superpower is being present with you and creating the perfect moment to make anyone smile. He lives with his wife in Farmington.


When:
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
Resilient Living Center
1261 South Main Street
Southington, CT  06479

860.628.9000
Additional Info:
Resource Coordinator(s):
Peggy Johns
860.628.3004 (p)
 
Kristina Tighe
860.628.3053 (p)
Category:
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
$440.00
$550.00

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