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The Power of Music

Music is probably one of the most powerful forces in our lives whether we realize it, or not. It has the power to conjure emotions and unlock memories. As we age this becomes even more true as the soundtrack of our lives deepens with each passing year. Music has the ability to transport us to a different place in time. It also enhances our emotional well-being and can enrich your quality of life.

Our connection to music is so potent because it helps create our sense of identity and foster a deeper connection with ourselves and others. Music has a way of marking time, and hearing a nostalgic tune can take you to another place in time. It is a source of comfort, and joy and has been shown to increase cognitive function, lessen feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation amongst the senior population.

Music is for everyone to enjoy and there are so many types that it would be hard not to find at least one genre that delights your ears. Incorporating music into the lives of seniors can take many forms. Whether it’s listening to an old record, going to a concert, singing with friends or taking up a new instrument. Music is a magical presence in our lives and can never be overvalued.