Health & Wellness

A Study of Guitar: Patrick’s Recital


Patrick Charbonneau has been a program coordinator at Sojourn for over 6 years. With two small children at home, he comes around less often, so we were happy to see and learn from him during Friday’s recital! While Patrick has a degree in Music Composition, he focused the recital on the history of guitar. The […]



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Health & Wellness: Part II


Kari Johnson, Program Director at Sojourn, is full of music to share! The flow of Kari’s recital included plenty of conversation between pieces. The goal was to “see” imagery in the music Kari would play. Kari wrote four themes on a chalkboard: rivers, love, deep thoughts, and family. Then, she asked for imagery based on […]



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Health & Wellness : Part 1


Brenda, Program Assistant and Musician This month, we are focusing on how our amazing staff improve the health and well-being of Sojourners! Throughout May, staff will put on small recitals to showcase their skills. On Wednesday, May 9, Brenda entertained and raised the spirits of Sojourners with a wide variety of piano melodies. “What is […]



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Health & Wellness – Autism Awareness


Parents, doctors, and pediatricians look for signs of autism as early as 6 months old. Has your toddler stopped talking? Does your four-year-old not know how to interact with others? Do they have difficulty expressing or responding to emotions? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is just that—a spectrum. Today, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with […]



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Health & Wellness – American Heart Month


Heart Health Month February is American Heart Month! Sponsored by the American Heart Association, the goal is to raise awareness and educate Americans on the importance of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in America, about 1 in 4 cases. Preventative measures include managing blood pressure […]



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