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Schedule: Tuesdays | April 23 - June 25

Time: 2:00p - 3:00p
Location: Resilient Living Center
Facilitator: Shannon Kiley and Thomas Hayden
Cost: Members $0 | Non-Members $0
This program is part of the Thrive with Parkinson's Series made possible, free of charge, thanks to a Harte of Zwick gift. 

Designed for: Individuals living with Parkinson's
Open to: Anyone interested in participating in a choir

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Program Description: 
Singing contains a variety of health benefits for everyone, but is especially beneficial for people with Parkinson’s. In this inaugural semester of the Parkinson’s Choir, participants will have the opportunity to co-design this offering with our music therapist. Come build and maintain vocal strength in a supportive environment with others on a similar journey! 

Engaging in this choir will promote your ability to: 
- Maintain vocal strength, volume, & diction 
- Support positive mood through singing  
- Decrease stress
- Meet new friends on a similar journey  

Facilitator Biography

Shannon Kiley | LiveWell Faculty
Shannon brings together diverse bodies of knowledge and experience into her practice as a master’s level board certified music therapist. Shannon offers both music and movement groups at LiveWell as opportunities to play with "life source energy". Her clinical work has brought her to a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, homes, rehabilitation centers, hospices and residential living communities.

Shannon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist musician, songwriter, and music producer, releasing music under the moniker Olive Tiger. She views the creative process and the recording studio as a call to growth and courage, and loves supporting others in that experience.  Shannon began practicing tai chi in 2008 with the Taoist Tai Chi Society and remains a lifelong student of meditative movement. She cultivates regular yoga and mindfulness practices and loves to read and walk.

Facilitator Biography

Thomas Hayden, MM, MT-BC | LiveWell Faculty
Tom is passionate about making a positive impact in the world and building community connections. He is a pioneer member of the LiveWell Faculty, holding many leadership roles over the past 10 years including the Director of Community Services, the Adult Day Center, and as an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University. As a seasoned Board-Certified Music Therapist with specialized training in neurologic music therapy, he has focused on the use of music to connect, elevate, and embrace different abilities associated with changes in cognition. Always curious, Thomas loves to learn and recently graduated from the executive MPH program at the Yale School of Public Health. He has also served on the executive board of the Connecticut Association of Adult Day Services. Among many interests, he has championed the initiation of the LiveWell Community Choir, Hootenanny, and music themed CST. An avid disc golfer, Thomas enjoys traveling throughout New England and exploring new disc golf courses.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 2:00 PM until Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Resilient Living Center
1261 South Main Street
Southington, CT  06479

Additional Info:
Resource Coordinator(s):
Peggy Johns
860.628.3004 (p)
Kristina Tighe
860.628.3053 (p)
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