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Finding Cherished Memories Through Nostalgic Music

By Mary Sue Wilkinson March 20, 2022

My mom died when I was 35 years old. She was only 58. She’s been gone a long time now and sadly, memories do have a way of fading. Here’s one memory I do have. And it comes to me whenever I hear a certain song. Let me explain…

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Music for the Ages: The Wheel That Makes Life Transitions Bearable

By Stephanie Raffelock February 04, 2022

The music of my youth was more than melody and words. It was a kind of guidance into adult life, a soundtrack for thoughts and feelings that I didn’t know how to reach on my own but were given to me by the likes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and James Taylor…

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Be Your Own Music Therapist: Create a Personal Power Playlist

By Candy Leonard January 30, 2022

About 10 years ago, I found myself in an extremely stressful work situation that I hoped would improve, and I tried to keep a positive attitude. The highlight of my day was my morning subway ride, as I people-watched and listened to music…

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4 Ways Music Feeds Our Spirit in Tough Times

By Terri Edmund December 15, 2021

I’ve played piano to entertain myself since I was a kid. Until my 60s, I didn’t realize how good it is for my mind. When I found out reading and playing music staves off memory deterioration, I was all in. Alzheimer’s Disease lurks in my family tree…

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4 Amazing Benefits of Music for Older Adults

By Cyn Meyer November 06, 2021

Music is a fantastic elixir for the soul and a powerful force in our lives. It has always been part of my story from when I was a kid playing the violin in retirement homes. And I’m sure you know very well firsthand how music can brighten your life…

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Piano, Ukulele or Trumpet? Choosing a Musical Instrument to Learn After 60

By Elizabeth Martyn August 22, 2021

‘Learn a musical instrument’ is a piece of glib advice that’s often wheeled out to older people. But instruments are not all born equal, and choosing wisely will give you a head start in achieving your music-making desires. Would you like to while away hours…

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Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!

By Sally Dowling August 06, 2021

All through my life I have listened to the radio and there are some iconic songs that immediately take me back in time. My first memories are of Perry Como singing “Magic Moments”. I must have only been around four or five years old when I first heard it…

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Sing Me That Song, It’s Sexy! Ways That Sharing Music Can Give Your Romantic Life a Boost

By Barbara Lewis May 11, 2021

One of the first gifts that I gave to my new lover, John, some years ago was a song called, “The Nearness of You.” I had recorded myself singing the romantic song very informally on my iPhone. I sent it to him for his birthday after we had been seeing…

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Can You Still Enjoy or Play Music If You Suffer Hearing Loss?

By Patrick O'Malley March 18, 2021

Does a loss of hearing prevent you from listening to or playing a musical instrument? It’s a question I hear all the time. The answers can be quite surprising, but before we jump in too far, let’s examine the phenomenon of hearing loss…

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Finding Your Tunes After 60: 3 Music Options You Can Enjoy Anytime, Anywhere

By Judi Jacobs December 04, 2020

The holidays (whatever your version), the New Year, family gatherings, end of the year festivities, all make me think about setting a mood. Music is an integral part of ambiance, emotion, celebration, and motivation…

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