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Sorosis hear program on rhythmic music therapy

October 22, 2013

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Sorosis met Oct. 21, 2013 with 30 members and three guests at the Heard Memorial Club House. Betty Sue Viterna opened the meeting and asked for introductions of guests.

Minutes of the Oct. 7 meeting were read and approved after one date change. There was no Treasurer’s report.

Marty Graves, corresponding secretary, reported she had sent a welcome note to Helen Cairer and congratulations to Edith and Don Donath for being named outstanding alumni of Smith Cotton High School.

Barbara Rohr introduced Janalea Hoffman who presented a program on Rhythmic Music Therapy. Janalea performs musical bedside therapy at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, to help patients overcome fear and anxiety, particularly before surgery. This therapy causes many patients to cry. An analysis of these tears shows an elevated level of toxins. She also uses Native American flutes to inspire feelings of peace and hope. High blood patients also benefit from her therapy.

Sylvia Hopkins previewed the program for Nov. 4 which will feature Rick Hinks of rural Pettis County who grows exotic culinary mushrooms.

The Sedalia Symphony concert for Oct. 21 and the musical program at the Liberty Center for Nov. 8 were announced.

Betty Albrecht and Sally Keating served cookies and hot cider after the meeting.

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