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2013 Conference: Special Events
Sunday Evening - May 5, 2013
7:00 - 7:30 PM Dessert Reception
We will officially welcome you to the Conference with our renowned dessert reception!
Enjoy the delicious array before our inspiring film screening and presentation immediately following the reception.
If you have family and friends coming who might want to join you for a night out,
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7:30 - 9:00 PM Screening of ALIVE INSIDE & Presentation by Dan Cohen, MSW
(1.5 Non-Clinical CEUs)
Alive Inside follows Dan Cohen, a social worker who decides to bring iPods to a nursing home visit. What Cohen discovers by accident, and scientists have been studying for years, is how a person suffering from memory loss can "awaken" when given music to which they have an emotional attachment. As Oliver Sacks explains in the film, "Music imprints itself onthe brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory."
The film is witeness to this reawakening of "lost" residents in nursing homes. The effect on the individual and their caregivers is both touching and inspiring. The introduction of personalized music into residents' lives open new vistas of experience, especially for those with the least ability to interact. The aim of this film is to encourage widespread adoption of personalized music at home and for those in care facilities. The reward can be enormous and the cost is low.
As founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit, Music & Memory (www.musicandmemory.org), this approach has been featured by NPR, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and The New York Times. Dan Cohen will share how to use this approach to generate improvements in mood and behavior, which, in turn, may reduce or eliminate the need for anti-psychotic, anti-depression, and/or anti-anxiety medications.
Monday Evening - May 6, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM Awards Reception
Come celebrate the accomplishments of the 2013 Award Winners: Social Worker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Public Citizen of the Year, Elected Public Official of the Year, and the Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship Recipient! Meet the Awardees and become inspired to expand your contributions to the profession!
This reception is an additional opportunity for you to enjoy delicious hors' doeuvres while you visit with friends and network with colleagues.