Pathways Singing Program

Room 217 Foundation

Pathways, created by Room 217 Foundation is a singing program that enhances the quality of life and care for people living with dementia.  Pathways is comprised of three components: a video series of 13 30-minute episodes led by an expert singing host; activity booklets with 325 accompanying activation ideas; online training comprised of six short tutorials. There is a bonus audio CD for each episode including the Pathways theme song, breathing music, instrumental and vocal tracks of each song in that specific episode. Participants are invited into a singing experience that is non-threatening, warm and respectful. Pathways is a ready-to-use music care resource that can be facilitated by singers or non-singers. Pathways may be used in various settings like long term care, retirement homes, complex continuing care, hospitals, day programs, Alzheimer support groups, hospices, and private homes.

In 2015, the Pathways Singing Program was BETA tested in 30 dementia care facilities or programs in Ontario with excellent results. The results of the BETA test are published and can be downloaded.

The Pathways complete kit is available for $599, or, individual collections can be purchased for $219.00.  To place your order, visit the Room 217 Foundation Resource Store.


Resource File(s): 
Resource/Research Type:
Resource Type: Video
Document Details:
Author: Room 217 Foundation
Publisher Details:
Publisher City: Port Perry, Ontario
Publisher Year: 2015
Audio/Video Details:
Area: Canada, Ontario
Medical Conditions: Dementia, Alzheimer’s
Audience: Seniors (60+)
Art Form / Modality: Singing, Music