Room 217 is a series of contemplative CDs that has been created to bring comfort for those with a life-challenging illness or those with complex care needs and their caregivers. They are a ground breaking musical resource for hospices, hospitals, churches, synagogues, nurses, chaplains, music and recreational therapists and family and volunteer caregivers…
Peaceful Presence has been especially produced for eldercare. The playlist includes favourite Christian hymns and songs which provide peace, hope and comfort for those facing loss and transition. Dan Warren’s mellow tone on the flugelhorn is compelling and draws the listener in. Bev Foster’s keyboard colors create a warm, reflective mood.
Peaceful Presence is meant to encourage and provide comfort to those who are sick, shut-in or in residential care. It is a great fit for aging parents or grandparents.
The Room 217 Foundation is a not-for-profit Canadian charity dedicated to caring for the whole person with music through the production of distinctive music care resources, training of frontline care providers in the use of music as a means of care and the promotion of creative research in music and care. The Room 217 Collection of therapeutic music resources include CDs/DVD designed intentionally for death, dying and bereavement and are produced to maximize the effects of music as a complementary non-drug therapy to support, comfort, soothe, relax and encourage sleep for those facing life-challenging illness, grief and suffering. Songs are paced to match people’s breathing and the familiar music is gentle, never bumpy or angular.
Front-line healthcare professionals, volunteers and family caregivers find them to be a valuable means of therapeutic intervention. The familiar songs enhance well-being and quality of life through alpha brain-wave stimulation, natural bio rhythm response, psychosocial opportunities, spiritual solace and respiratory support. Music is an accessible and affordable means of care and one that brings pleasure to both the care giver and care receiver.
The website, www.room217.ca provides an overview of the Room 217 Foundation, our programs, products, educational presentations and free enewsletter.