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The Loud & Proud Singers is a NEW Life-Participation Community Activity for persons with aphasia, voice, or communication disorders related to stroke, primary progressive aphasia, Parkinson's, brain tumor, head injury, or other neurological conditions. The Loud & Proud Singers encourages 'singing for wellness' and welcomes persons with language & voice disorders, regardless of level of impairment . . . and their caregivers.
Please consider visiting one or more aphasia-friendly rehearsals to see if this sing-along group activity is a good fit for you. Yes, we welcome song requests from all eras. |
BRING A FRIEND, LUNCH & ENTHUSIASM.
LUNCH (Bring your own) . . . NOON - 1:00 pm
SINGING . . . 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|TOWSLEY HEALTH BUILDING (Huron Woods Cafeteria)|
(Across the street from St. Jo Reichert Building)
5361 McAuley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
|Lynn Chenoweth, MT-BC; Director|
Music Therapist - Board Certified
Phone: 734.429.5679 or 734.417.7182
SOCIAL BENEFITS OF GROUP SINGING
- Increases sense of community - a sense of belonging
- Decreases feelings of isolation
- Provides opportunities for building new relationships
- Increases self-awareness, self-confidence, sense of accomplishment
- Provides a sense of purpose, encourages peer support
- Motivates & encourages participants to try something new.
- Opens the door to memories & stories to be shared with others.
REHAB BENEFITS OF SINGING
- Improves oxygen intake
- Improves posture
- Encourages abdominal breathing
- Enhances vocal awareness
- Provides a neuro-pathway (access) to speaking
- Improves voice quality, vocal range, and breath support
- Improves word articulation
- Increases vocal strength
- Increases vocal output- more words per breath
- Improves visual tracking and concentration
- Increases feelings of physical, emotional, & mental well-being