Singing and music are daily activities at Circle Center. Both activity rooms have been equipped with separate sound systems through which we can play music and recordings. We have frequent volunteer guest performers.
Scientific findings link active music making to measurable improvements in human well-being, especially in older adults. Loneliness, stress, depression and even the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease have been shown to respond to music, and some studies have even linked music making to better functioning of the immune system. Singing is
a secure way of being together, inviting each participant to take part.
Singing is also a viable source of stimulation and interaction, an
alternate method of communication, which reduces agitation and promotes
engagement in an activity and interaction with another human being. It
increases the blood flow and releases muscle tension.
And it livens up the Center!