October Meeting Info
Our meeting is on Wednesday, October 17th from 12:00pm-1:15pm at
Silverstone Plaza: 3405 E. Overland Rd. in Meridian.

Our Speaker this month is Matthew Jordan, MT-BC. He will be sharing on the topic of Music Therapy with Older Adults.

The presentation will focus on understanding the use of music with older adults through music experiential, stories, and academic discussion.  The presentation should help the participants:

1) Understand how music is processed differently in the brain than speech which gives a unique experience for people who have had trauma in the brain.

2) Understand difference of music therapy from other more general music making.

3) Understand how music therapy effects patients with dementia, stroke, and/or a terminal illness diagnosis.

Matthew Jordan received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in music in 2002.  He went back to school 2 years later to Utah State University to receive a board certification as a music therapist which was a two year educational course followed by a six month internship.  After completing his internship in 2008, Matthew started practicing music therapy first for a hospice company.  For the past 6 years he has run his private practice, Music Makes Connections.  Matthew has experience doing music therapy with adults with dementia, patients with aphasia due to a stroke, and people of all ages with developmental delays.  Matthew and his wife Sarah are the proud parents of 8 children ranging in age from 17 to 1 year old.


Monthly Meeting Info:
Date/Time: The 3rd Wednesday of every month from 12:00 pm- 1:15 pm
Location: Silverstone Plaza: 3405 E. Overland Rd. in Meridian, ID
Who: All are Welcome! We would love for you to join us for a couple meetings to see if joining IGFA is a good fit for you! If you’d like to know more about our mission and vision, please visit here. To learn more about membership please visit our membership page here.


National Conference on Guardianship
Renaissance Palm Springs
October 20 – 23, 2018
From inspiring and informative general sessions to specific topics covered in breakout sessions, the 2018 National Conference on Guardianship has something to benefit every guardian, fiduciary, conservator, or allied professional.

This year’s theme, “An Oasis of Knowledge” was inspired by the literal oasis of our destination of Palm Springs, while also referencing the relief that many guardians feel when they realize that their challenges are shared by others across the country. From our Saturday Welcome Reception until we adjourn on Tuesday, you’ll grow by networking with others in your profession and by participating in the targeted sessions our featured speakers have developed.

For more information and to register please go here.


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