Read the profile on our Operations Manager and ‘Step-By-Step Learning’ Program Manager & Special Educator, Johanna Henderson, in the Hamilton Spectator newspaper. Click here to read the online page.
Senior music therapist and program manager, Bonnie Brittain, was amongst one of the 40 recipients of this year’s ’40 Under 40′. Hosted by Business Link Media, this award recognizes 40 leading professionals who strive to make a difference in their communities, whilst contributing to the local economy through entrepreneurship and job creations. Read the full story here.
Bonnie Brittain, who provides music therapy with Hamilton Health Sciences at both McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital, is proud to be part of the #FacesOfHHS campaign. Click here to read the full interview here.
Bonnie Brittain is featured in The Hamilton Spectator newspaper as the Young Professional. Click here to read about Bonnie’s work as our senior music therapist and program manager.
Senior music therapist and program manager, Bonnie Brittain, has had her first publication. Her chapter appears in a new book on the topic of music therapy, and is available online. Congratulations Bonnie. Click here to purchase on Amazon.
As part of the Millennium Development Goals initiative with the United Nations, Dr. Hyams first contributed an article of an innovative project using music in community settings in 2011. The follow up (2015) of this project has just been released and is now available. Download the full copy here (pg. 152).
Fermata Inc. is pleased to announce a registered art therapist is joining our team! With an educational background in Occupational Therapy and Psychology, our newest team member combines her education and passion to create a unique approach to Art Therapy, focusing on senior citizens in Long Term Care.
Art therapy naturally enables the expression of feelings and thoughts through the use basic art materials to facilitate communication and expression. It can be extremely helpful for the expression of feelings and thoughts that are difficult to put into words. Other benefits of art therapy include: cognitive stimulation, stress relief, increased ability to cope emotions, improved self-awareness and personal insight, elevation of mood, increased self-esteem, the development of coping skills, improved problem solving skills, increased ability to focus, and a sense of joy and well-being.
Art Therapy will be offered onsite in care homes for senior residents, offering individual and group workshops. Private sessions are also available for children and young adults.
More details to come shortly on a new page in ‘Our Programs’. For info about the Art Therapy program, please contact us.