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Room 217 brings music care training to Hamilton


Room 217 is bringing its 14-hour, Level 1 music care training to Hamilton on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22.

Bev Foster founded the charity, as she saw how music impacted her father as he was dying in Room 217 of Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. She researched how music could be offered in palliative care and launched a demo CD in 2004.

Since then, Room 217 has created music resources and training to help care providers integrate music into their practice.

Foster says the training is suitable for professional, family and volunteer caregivers, as well as musicians, teachers, social workers and anyone who would like to increase their knowledge about using music intentionally in health care.

The event is being held at Macassa Lodge, 701 Upper Sherman Ave. For information, see room217.ca or call 1-844-985-0217.