“Music unravels a memory, mends a thought, masks a pain, recaptures a moment and leaves a trail of healing in its gentle wake.” – Dr. Kalyan Subrahmanyam
In 2009, the Room 217 Foundation began, named in honour of dad. We started by creating music used for palliative and end of life care. The Room 217 mission is expanding. We lead care partners in an innovative approach to care using music and network communities of learning and practice for mutual support.
We equip caregivers with confidence to integrate music into regular practice through our
training programs and conferences. We innovate new music care products for a variety of needs like dementia care, and reminiscence. We inspire new ways of doing care through music by sharing insights and knowledge of music and health thought and practice. We collaborate in research that advances music care topics and practice.
Room 217 works with care partners in various settings including long-term and continuing care residential homes, assisted living, hospices, adult day programs, hospitals, Alzheimer societies, community living, private homes and faith communities across Canada.
Can music make a difference in peoples lives? What are your stories? How have you seen music play a role in connecting, healing, or inspiring seniors? Do you have a story where generations are connecting through music?