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Room 217 brings music care training to the Sault

Continuing education course that provides baseline training for the music care approach
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You probably know that music enhances care. But do you know why? Or how to integrate music into your care practice? Room 217 is bringing Level 1 of Music Care Training program to Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 28-29.

It’s being held at the Finnish Rest Home Association, 725 North St., Sault Ste. Marie.

Music Care Training is a continuing education course that provides baseline training for the music care approach. Our course is comprehensive and affordable.

Room 217 is a health arts organization that helps change the care experience with music, and provides leadership and expertise in the intentional use of music to improve health and well-being. For more information, visit or call toll-free 1-844-985-0217.

About The Room 217 Foundation:

Music educator Bev Foster 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 practices.

Room 217’s resources are used across the country by staff and volunteers in long-term care homes, community programs, hospice palliative care, retirement homes, and private family homes. It’s suitable for any situation where people need comforting and soothing.

The Room 217 Foundation is not-for-profit organization that generates revenue through the sales of its resources (CDs, DVDs, Music Care Conference, Music Care Training, and Pathways Singing Program for memory care) and through donations from individuals, foundations and government grants.

For more information about this social enterprise that researches, develops, produces and distributes music care resources, visit our website,, or call us at toll-free at 1-844-985-0217.