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Reducing Stress in Your 60s: Capturing a Moment of Rest Through Music

By Mary Sue Wilkinson November 21, 2020

Have you ever been so tired that a stop light seemed like a blessing? You close your eyes for just a second and take a deep breath, trying to catch a wisp of the tiniest second – or maybe third wind? Years ago, when I was starting a school…

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What Living in Mexico Has Taught Me About the Power of Music

By Kerry Baker September 15, 2020

The first soldiers killed in battle are the musicians, for music’s power to inspire. It can change a person’s mood in minutes. It can give form to otherwise incoherent, nascent feelings. Music can take years off a world-weary spirit…

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Stop Being So Serious! Let Music and Dance Lead You to Awesome Aging!

Dancing is an upper for me. If I am driving and oldies are playing, my fingers are tapping on the steering wheel. I am in sync with my bebopping shoulders. At a concert, don’t expect me to be sitting down if some great rocking tunes fill the air. Read More

5 Remarkable Benefits of Music Listening to Positively Impact Your Health

By Carol Benton July 20, 2020

Do you listen to music on a regular basis? Maybe you tune the radio dial to a favorite station while you cook or pop in your earbuds when you head out for a walk. Personally, I’m such a dinosaur that I still enjoy the CDs from my large…

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Does Learning a Musical Instrument Maintain Brain Health?

By Patrick O'Malley June 23, 2020

Learning to play a musical instrument is something that many of us have considered doing at some point. As well as being fun and providing a great sense of achievement, there are many health benefits of playing an instrument…

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Is Now the Best Time to Learn a Musical Instrument?

By Patrick O'Malley May 02, 2020

We have all seen our lives change due to the Coronavirus. Whether we are in lockdown, observing reduced contact with others (social distancing), or even just pondering the effects…

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4 Powerful Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument After 50

By Margaret Manning August 30, 2019

When you think of a “typical” music student, you might picture a 7-year-old girl, sitting nervously in front of a piano, her tiny fingers resting lightly on the keys. Several decades ago, you may have even been that little girl…

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It’s a Family Affair for Rita Wilson as She Performs at Stagecoach Country Music Festival

By Sixty and Me May 08, 2019

Rita Wilson, 62, is no stranger to standing by her husband, Tom Hank’s side at the myriad of events and premieres that he attends. However, this past week, it was Hanks and the couple’s two children…

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Can Music Make Your Aging Parents Less Cranky? You Won’t Know Until You Try!

By Mary Sue Wilkinson April 16, 2019

“Am I a bad daughter?” My friend Melissa asks this question often.

Frankly, her mom is… well… difficult. And Melissa is often left wondering if she could “do better” so her mom wouldn’t be so… challenging. Read More

Magical Music: Hospice Nurse Sings Patient Back to Health

By Sixty and Me November 22, 2018

We listen to music for a variety of different reasons – for pure enjoyment, to relax and unwind, to fuel our workouts, to create a certain mood, to help with focus and productivity – the list of reasons for listening to music is seemingly endless. Read More