What is the Java Music Club? Listen to Michelle Fleming, a knowledge broker from the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Bruyère and Renate Ysseldyk, an assistant professor at Carleton University in the Department of Health Sciences.
They talk about the Java Music Club, a program aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation among seniors in care homes, including Bruyère.
The Java Music Club is one of the peer support programs being studied through a collaborative research project. Members are encouraged to meet weekly, fostering camaraderie by sharing stories from their lives, discussing engaging topics, listening to music and supporting one another.
Renate Ysseldyk research focuses on the influence of psychosocial factors on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations—particularly seniors.
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