Exercise for older adults

Facilitating music therapy based exercise programs for older adults

If you’d like to run effective, engaging and interesting music-based exercise groups for older adults, then this tutorial is for you.

Based on many years working in aged care, Winifred shares everything you need to know about music-based exercise groups with older adults.

Winifred presents the most common diagnoses you’ll find in aged care/aged rehabilitation and their resulting physical symptoms.

She also discusses and demonstrates a wide range of musical techniques and repertoire to match the preferences of the adult participants and their movement needs.

The tutorial also has a look at what equipment and instruments can be used for specific physical movements.

Winifred has also included extra resources for you to develop your skills further and the tutorial closes with a summary and 3 optional bonus content activities which will extend your learning and earn you extra CMTE/CPPD credits.

This tutorial is CBMT approved for 1 CMTE credit.

Your Instructor

Winifred Beevers RMT MAppSc
Winifred Beevers RMT MAppSc

Winifred Beevers has many years’ experience in music therapy with older adults across the full spectrum of client groups. Her first position was in a specialist aged care residence for people with significant mental health concerns where she fell in love with the client group and has specialised in aged care ever since. Winifred’s expertise includes all forms of cognition loss and dementia, neurological disorders, palliative care, and mental health.

Winifred has worked in acute and sub-acute hospitals, residential aged care, aged mental health, community day centres, and in rehabilitation. It was her work in the Geriatric Rehabilitation and Management (GEM) unit that sparked her interest in using music to support and aid exercise in older adults.  This led to Winifred completing a Master of Applied Science which looked at the music that was used in an exercise intervention for people with Parkinson’s Disease http://hdl.handle.net/1959.9/562730.  

Winifred’s first instrument was the piano (it will always be her favourite) though she is now also a fan of carbon-fibre ukuleles. Winifred also plays the flute, guitar and, on special occasions, the piano accordion. Her next life goal is to learn the bagpipes. 



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Exercise for older adults is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 1 credit. Music Therapy Online [AP-218] maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I receive a certificate of completion for this course?
Indeed you do! Once you've watched ALL the video's then you'll be email a certificate of completion for 1 hour. CBMT has approved this tutorial for 1 CMTE credit.
Is this tutorial approved by the CBMT?
Yes it is! This tutorial is worth 1 CMTE credit.