You are warmly invited to a free Zoom webinar around Music and Art and ElderCare:

Transforming Lives with Music and Art

Music and art has unique powers to re-activate memory, combat social isolation and help with the re-construction of identity. This webinar explores the use of music and art to enhance the holistic well-being of older adults, including spiritual benefits, pre-Covid, during Covid and post-Covid. Proven principles, different ministry experiences and biblical considerations will be shared.

Guest Speakers: Bev Foster and Nicole Balan

Other speakers from Blessed Melody Connection and the Toronto ElderCare Prayer Group



Bev Foster is the Founder and Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation, an organization dedicated to music and care. She is an experienced musician and worship leader who speaks and writes extensively on the power of music, especially in life limiting situations. Her passion for music enhancing quality of life is contagious.

Nicole Balan is currently training at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI).  She was working with elders in two long term care / retirement residences until the start of the pandemic in 2020.  Her art therapy major project draws upon reminiscence therapy, narrative therapy, and the spiritual autobiography literature, inviting elders to create visual images, colours and shapes through the decades of their lives, creating a Life Book as a legacy item. Nicole is a graduate of Tyndale Seminary, as well as the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy.  She is active in various lay ministries, enjoys creative pursuits, and is a life-long learner.



May 8, 2021 (Saturday)

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT

Free registration. Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Sponsored by Blessed Melody Connection, the Toronto ElderCare Prayer Group, and Word and Spirit Institute

Blessed Melody Connection is a group of Christian music lovers who is passionate about using music to minister to the elderly population.

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No previous music or art experience required.

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Poster Music and Art