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Empowering Caregivers Online Music Creation and Self-Empowerment

Mindful Looking, Conversation, and Community

Monday, November 2, 2020
5:30 PM–6:30 PM

This special Empowering Caregivers session will feature music creation as a channel for self-empowerment. Board certified music therapist and licensed creative arts therapist Liza Wu, MT-BC, LCAT will invite participants to draw on the Rubin’s art collection for inspiration. Words, reactions, and moods will be shaped into a shared musical experience to build self-trust and creative freedom.

Caregiving for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia can leave you feeling powerless, faced with constant responsibilities and limited personal freedom. Even professional caregivers experience stress and burnout. How can you find empowerment amid these challenges?

At this program designed specifically for caregivers, we invite participants to examine the power dynamics in their lives and open their minds to a different understanding of their own agency. The program, led by trained Rubin docents, explores how contemporary and traditional Buddhist artworks can show new perspectives and pathways to empowerment.

This event is intended for caregivers and not for persons with dementia.

To register, please contact:

Empowering Caregivers is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

Liza Wu is a board certified music therapist and licensed creative arts therapist in New York State. She is also an accomplished pianist who has performed at Carnegie Hall. She is passionate about using music to create meaningful connections and experiences. She strives to enable everyone to participate in music making or song writing regardless of skill level. She currently works with older adults in a nursing home, helping them sing and write songs. In her private practice she uses her music and therapy skills to improve her clients’ quality of life.

Free with RSVP

Attendees will be emailed a link to connect.