Movement is key to life and aging gracefully.

Dance movement therapy uses movement to help residents and staff work with nonverbal communication and energizing exercises that connect people in groups, and that bring in the imagination and creativity to elicit stories and emotion.

Following is a link describing my work with elders which includes a video of a session at a residential community of people with Alzheimer's and staff members who are participating in a training session of dance movement therapy: http://www.union-street-health-associates.com/workshops.html#agesong

About the Author

Ilene Serlin, Ph.D.

Ilene Serlin, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the founder and director of Union Street Health Associates and the Arts Medicine Program at California Pacific Medical Center.

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