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Caregiver Ideas: 5 Reasons to Consider Sharing Live Music with the Elderly

By Anthony Cirillo June 15, 2018

Many in the aging services professions are already aware of the power of music on healing and particularly with dementia patients. Many patients can remember and sing songs even in advanced stages, long after they’ve stopped recognizing names and faces. Read More

Stayin’ Alive: How Music May Influence Your Medical Treatment

By Dave Price June 16, 2017

When John Travolta first came strutting down a New York Street 40 years ago in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever, the film that helped lunch the international disco craze, you can be sure his movements started a lot of female hearts pounding rapidly. Read More

Woodstock with Waves: Why Music Cruises Are a Big Hit with Baby Boomers

By Dave Price March 24, 2017

If you’re a Baby Boomer who still loves the music of your youth and also sailing the Caribbean, then music cruises may be for you! Read More

What Musical Instrument Have You Always Wanted to Learn?

By Margaret Manning February 12, 2017

One of the best things about turning 60 is that you finally have the confidence and freedom to live life on your terms.

You can wear the clothes that you feel comfortable in, without worrying what other people think. You can pursue your passions, no matter how unique or unusual. You can learn to play the drums or become a DJ. Read More

Brain Health and Music: Why I Decided to Learn to Play the Keyboard

By Cheryl Therrien January 06, 2017

I will admit that I have been thinking about my age and my brain lately. What can I do to give my brain the best chance at staying healthy through my later years? Read More

An Interesting Black Spring in the Arts

By Ann Boland May 22, 2022

Black people have always been writing and singing, but few companies were producing Black Art. To garner the substantial funds to produce for storefront theater, much less Chicago Lyric Opera or Broadway, requires a guarantee of success…

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Need Balance in Your Life? Check Your Wellness Wheel!

By Kay Van Norman May 17, 2022

To draw your wellness wheel start with six pages, each having one dimension at the top and a vertical line down the middle with Deposits on one side and Withdrawals on the other. Using the brief overviews below, list “deposits” supporting well-being…

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Could Finding Self-Acceptance Be the Greatest Gift of Aging?

By Dr. Margaret Rutherford May 09, 2022

As a 66-year-old woman, I’m facing the challenges all aging women face – not only the physical challenges caused simply by wear and tear, but emotional ones that have to do with getting older in a world where aging stigma exists…

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Are You Thinking of Hiring a Funeral Photographer?

By Alexandra Kathryn Mosca May 07, 2022

Today, photographing the dead is making a comeback. But this time it’s not only the deceased who are being photographed – it’s the entire funeral service. Candid shots of the somber rituals, loved ones embracing, mourners comforting…

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Tips and Tricks for Becoming a Lifelong Learner

By Terri Edmund May 03, 2022

All through college and in my first writing job, my work horse was an old black Corona typewriter. Things were a little fancier at the corporate headquarters, where I clacked out copy on a state-of-the-art IBM Selectric…

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