This is the official website for Lisa Prokopowitz's Music Therapy business, "Mending Music".
Music Therapy / Activity Credentials
Lisa Prokopowitz (MT-BC, ACC), is a Music Therapist-Board Certified and Activity Consultant Certified, working primarily with Seniors (at times with Psychiatric clientele), since the early 1980's, in Northern New Jersey. She also owns and operates a related website www.ShiningRiver.com.
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Since so many of our Senior Living residents and many others find themselves isolated due to the current COVID19 concerns, I have been posting as much video content as possible (longer formats). One such video is called "Springtime--Songs for Seniors" and can be previewed below (access to the full video can be purchased by using the PayPal buttons below the video, or by emailing me with your request, if you would rather be invoiced, etc.)
This video is relevant to all Seniors. focusing on Public Domain popular songs, with a focus on encouraging memory recall and active physical movement engagement.
The three links below the "Springtime" video are for free YouTube videos of in-home and outdoor concerts also released during the COVID19 challenges, geared to those with a background in the Christian Faith.
Click the button below to gain access to the entire (40 minute) "Springtime--Songs for Seniors" video via PayPal. Price covers use of the video in one Senior Living Community (ie. Long Term Care or Assisted Living Facility, etc.) Also, pricing is available via this button for Individual Caregivers and private Independent Living Seniors. Click on the price and it will give you the Individual option.
You will receive a private Vimeo link and you can specify which email address you prefer to receive the link in the comments section during the checkout procedure at PayPal.
The goal of Mending Music is to use Music (often with spiritual or growth oriented themes) to encourage and uplift those who find themselves in a variety of challenging situations. In every living arrangement, regardless of the type of home or facility, the potential exists for discouragement, loneliness and struggle. The primary emphasis of Mending Music is to address such needs, offering hope, comfort and joy.
Music Therapists focus on a wide variety of goals. Among others, these include the following: increased socialization/interaction, improved sense of "well-being", active and focused physical movement, increased memory recall and/or attentiveness (for the cognitively impaired).
Lisa has extensive experience working with Seniors in Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities, and has employed music therapy to assist clientele challenged with Dementia (including Alzheimers), TBI and Aphasia, as well as to provide comfort during hospital stays and Hospice situations.
Great Video about Music Therapy and Alzheimer's
Here is a link to a VERY GOOD video explaining the use of Music Therapy with Alzheimer's patients, linked to the recent Wall Street Journal Article entitled: "How to Outsmart Alzheimer's Disease", March 30, 2010:
In linking to this article and video, I do not in so doing endorse the Wall Street Journal, nor do I imply that they endorse me....
Using Lisa's music at your facility or in your home
Group or individual Music Therapy sessions are available, as well as musical entertainment, primarily in northern New Jersey (Passaic, Bergen and Morris counties), USA. In order to book sessions and/or discuss fees, use the following email address: "mendingmusic @ shiningriver.com" (leave out the spaces) or use the "Contact" link at the left for more options.