Emily Murer, MS, MT-BC brings a unique blend of talents, formal education, and professional experience to her role as Activity Director at University Place Care Center. With her Master’s Degree and being a board-certified Music Therapist, she incorporates the creative use of music and movement in program design to develop positive rapport with residents. A comprehensive program of activities for residents in long-term care and/or undergoing rehabilitation is a valuable adjunct to their care and overall well-being.
Director of Nursing, Carol Whitman, R.N., states that, “Emily is creative and energetic with a lot of vision; really, to me, she is the best Activity Director I have ever worked with and that’s the truth.”
Murer graduated magna cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree and went on to Radford University, in Pennsylvania, where she achieved her Master of Science in Music Therapy in 2007.
Memberships and endorsements include: Board Certified Music Therapist, Trained Neurologic Music Therapist, Level 1 Training – Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Trained Educator – Kindermusik International, Inc.; Member of American Music Therapy Association, Oregon Association of Music Therapy, and Music Therapy Association of Washington, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, and more.
University Place Care Center is renowned for its rehab program including the OmniVR. The center provides long-term care, respite/short stays, and hospice, too. For a tour or to have any questions answered about the full spectrum of care and services, call 253.566.7166. Visit online universityplacecare.com or facebook.com/