Development Workshops and Sessions for Senior Adults
with Dawn Wooderson Ph.D.
- At local, regional, and national conferences
- At your staff or volunteer development program
- At support groups for care-givers
Favorite Topics . . .
- Harnessing the Power of Music for
Health, Healing, & Palliative Care
- Musicians and Your program
- Music, Spirituality, Religion, Aging
- Music, Exercise, Creative Movement, &
- Music in the Last Days
- Teaching and Training the Next Generation of Activity
- Cognition, Activities, Resources, Evaluations, and
- Spirituality, Religion, Music, and Older Adults
- Using Instruments for Speech, Memory, and
- Music and Imagination
- Orff-Schulwerk for Senior Adults (sacred and/or
- Brain Power! - sessions for Adults;
training sessions for Professionals
- Extending and Maintaining your Career Growth in Life Enrichment Services
- Orff-Schulwerk in Sacred Places - churches,
schools, community centers, elder-care.
- Over 25 music programs for senior adults.
Who Attends . . .
- Social service,
Activities, and Health-care professionals
- Chaplains, church musicians, and church
- Musicians serving in senior adult
- Family and friends who are care-givers
Recent Presentations . . .
|| National conferences:
Brookdale Foundation Bi-Annual National Conference,
Denver, CO. October, '13, Denver, CO Nov. 10, Oct. 08 Nov. 06. Nov. 04,
On-line Chat, Jan 06
American Orff-Schulwerk Association,
Annual Conference, St. Louis MO. November 16-17, 2012
American Society on
Aging Annual Conference: Denver CO, April, 2002; Orlando, FL. March 1999.
Association of Activity Professionals, Colorado Springs, CO April, 2000
Adult Convention (Church of God), Gatlinburg TN, April 23,2002
SpiritSound Music Explosion,
Cleveland, TN, March 1, 2001; March 5-6, l998.
Music for the Older Adult, Music Educators National Conference, Cincinnati,
- State and Regional Conferences:
Washington State Activity Professionals
Association, Richland, WA. September, '13
Colorado Association of Activity Professionals Annual Conference, Denver
June '16, Pueblo, June 13, '13, Denver, June 9, 06,
Sterling, June 7, 07, (invited for June 08),
Pueblo, June 09
Coordinators Association, Casper, October 09
Minnesota Activity Directors Association, St. Cloud, October 09
Kansas Activity Directors Association, Wichita, October '08, October 09
Montana Health Care Association, Billings, September, 09
Iowa Activity Directors Association, Ames, September, 09
West Virginia Health Care
Association Annual Conference, Charleston, May 9, 07.
Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, Brain Day, Oct 23, Denver, 2003
Alliance Training Center, Columbus OH, June 12, 2002
Ohio Health Care
Association Annual Convention, May 22 2002, May 9, 2001
AAA Senior Focus
2000, Belton TX March 29, 2000
Senior Adult Summit, Waco TX March 21, 2000, Belton TX, March 25,
Texas Association of Activity Professionals Annual Conference, Austin,
June 19, l998
Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aged Annual Conference,
Dallas, May 19, l998
The Salvation Army,
Older Adult Ministries Officers Training, Atlanta, GA. January 22, l998
Development Workshops for Texas Nursing Home Activity Prof./Social Workers:
Beaumont, October. 10, l997; Mt. Pleasant, August. 29, l997;
Pasadena, August. 15, l997;
August 13, l990
College, Certification Course for Activity Directors. Waco, TX 1989, 1990.
BGCT Conference for
Church Musicians: Waco, TX, July 29, l997
Conference on Aging, Austin, December 1-3, 1997
- Universities and Colleges:
Lee University, Cleveland, TN.
Adapting Sacred Music Experiences for Frail Seniors, September, 2016; Guest
Lecturer in Music Education/Careers, March 9,12, 2012
Baylor University, Waco, TX
, The Institute of Gerontology, Guest Lecturer in Music in Aging
April 19, 2000, September 14, l998, February 2, 1998,
September 19, l997
Celebration 2000, Cleveland TN November 3, 2000
Academy for Adults, Baylor University, Waco TX May 26-27, l999, May 26-29,
McLennan Community College, Waco, Sessions in Continuing Education/Certification Course for
National Course for Activity Professionals, 1998, 1990, 1989
- Some of the Music Programs and Brain
Power classes for Senior Adults at Local Sites:
Music Volunteer for Older
Adult Communities (senior centers, nursing homes,
assisted-living centers, memory care homes) 1987-present
Village, 2017 - present
Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center 2013-2016
Sunrise Senior Care Cherry Creek 2015-16
GracePointe, Greeley 2010-13; 2015-16.
Center Sept 14, 11, Oct 3, 11,
Juniper Village at
Louisville, Dec. 7, 2012, Aug. 9, 11, Nov. 16, 11, Juniper Village
Memory Care, Denver, April 25, 11
The MAC Senior Center, Jan.
09 (scheduled for June 09)
Denver Housing Authority, Casa
Loma, April 08, Mountain View, May 08
Highlands West Senior
Residence, Wheat Ridge, CO, June 07, December 07, May 08, Nov. 08, Dec. 08.
Aurora Center for Active
Adults, Aurora, CO, Fall, 07, Spring 08, February 09.
Courses in Music Literature
and Aerobics of the Mind/Brain Power at Heather Gardens Community Center,
courses in Sum 03, Fall 03, Sum 04, Winter 04, Spring 05, Winter 05, Fall
06, Winter 07,
Spring 07, Fall 07.
Easter Seals Stroke Patients
Day Services, Lakewood, December 05, December 06, December 07.
Boulder Senior Center, Boulder
CO, September 27, 2005
Active Options, Foothills Park
and Recreation, Jefferson County, October 12, 2005, March 9, 2005
Seniors Resource Center,
Staff Development, Wheat Ridge CO, September 30, 2004
Other events include:
Denver, Colorado: Bella Vista,
Juniper Place, Cherry
Creek Retirement, Cherry Oaks, Berkley Manor,
Heritage, Dayton, Harvard, Sunrise, Christian Living,
Quincy, residential communities, Johnson ADC,
Total L. Care ADC, Littleton AARP,
All Saints Lutheran, Clear Creek Church, senior adults
communities, senior centers, churches.
Specialty Care, Epoch, Noble Village, Tara
Plantation, White Oaks at Lanier, Beverly HC, Savannah
Court, Churchill Manor, Elmcroft, Manor on the Square, Cumming Nursing
Center/AL, other sites, 2001/2002;
Life Enrichment Services
(Shepherds Center), Atlanta Northside, January 16, 2003, Atlanta Midtown,
January 24, 2002, Decatur GA, April 26, 2001; Roswell GA, July 27, May 17 2001;
Atlanta N., May 22, 2001.
Cumming (Georgia) Business
Fellowship, April 13, 2002
Forsyth County Senior Center,
Cumming, GA, April 24, 2001
Senior Adults Fellowship, Mt.
Paran Church, Atlanta. 1982
Shore Estates, 1999; St. Catherine Center, 1997-1999; Ridgecrest Retirement and
1998-1999; Jeffrey Place, Waco TX., 1990-91; Congregation Aguduth Jacob, Waco
senior community centers,
Waco ISD, 20+ other sites in Central Texas.
American Council for the Blind
Support Group, Ft. Worth, October 3, l998
Central Texas Senior
Ministries, Waco. November-December, 1988.
Wheatridge Presbyterian Church, CO, (Choral
Director/Music for Children, part-time),
February - May, 2017;
February 2006-December, 2008.
NCSPearson Professional Testing Center
(part-time) May 2003-June 2008.
Cherry Creek Schools, CO Substitute teacher
(intermittent), February 2004 2006.
The Seniors Resource
Center, CO, (Coordinator, PR/Marketing, part-time, Feb. 2004-Feb. 2005)
Pearson Educational Measurement SAT Essay
Scoring (part-time), 2005
Denver Public Schools, CO (substitute teacher)
Denver Ambassadors (part-time, temporary)
Baylor University School of Music (part-time)
Southern Methodist University (Head, Music
The Pennsylvania State University (Graduate and
Undergraduate faculty) 1977-1984
The Florida State University (Teaching Assistant)
Cleveland City Schools, Tennessee (Music Teacher)
Public School Music Teacher in Durban, South
Church organist and/or director of choirs
(part-time) Cleveland TN and Durban, South Africa 1964-1974
Medical Transcriptionist Pathology Laboratory
Durban, South Africa 1959-1964
Colorado Springs, CO (other essays to
be added to this list asap)
Colorado Springs, CO
August 2013. Music and Imagination
Creative Forecasting, Colorado
Springs, CO August, 2012. Music and Activity Directors Working
Creative Forecasting, Colorado Springs, CO April, 2012.
Songs and Colors
The Choristers Guild, Dallas, TX.
April/May, 2012. Singing in the 4th Quarter.
More than a Sing-Along, The
Communicator, www.jjonline.com, July 2001 (see Extra Resources on this
Sacred Schulwerk: An Intergenerational
Approach to Orff-Schulwerk
Songs of Faith,
Melody edition, large-print hymn book (3rd edition)
Songs of Faith 1,
sound recording CD and cassette
Songs of Faith 2,
sound recording CD (in production)
Songs of Faith 1, Words edition,
extra-large-print hymn book
Songs of Faith 2, Words edition,
extra-large-print hymn book (in production)
Songs of Faith, Accompaniments/Choral
Cross-Reference to 19 Hymn Books, an
86x19 matrix used for planning services
_____ with N. Marsters, 2006, 1997, Guitar
Ensembles Class Guitar Resources, Tall., FL.
_____ with Welch & Hartmetz, 2006, Guitar
Ensembles Volume 2 Class Guitar Resources, Tallahassee,
Musicians in Health-Care and Social
planning manual for activity professionals,
community center managers,
and musicians. WoodSong Publishing, Aurora, CO.
Extending Music Ministries for Older
Adults, planning manual for church
musicians, clergy, and laity (in process)
Related Research and Publications:
Contributing author, 1997, Strategies for
Teaching Series: Elementary and Middle-Level Chorus.
(Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA.)
_____ with B. L. Bennett, 1995, What is
old in songs for children?
Presented at Baylor University Institute for Gerontology,
Waco, January, l996 and the Research Session of the
Texas Music Educators Conference, San Antonio, February, 1995
_____ with B. L. Bennett, 1995, When the
bough breaks: Death and dying in song literature for children.
Presented at the Research Session of the Texas Music
Educators Conference, San Antonio, 1995
Cost . . .
- Fees/Honoraria and Travel Expenses negotiable.
To discuss some options . . .