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GET IN TUNE & STAY IN TUNE:




It’s no secret that playing a musical instrument at a young age can improve cognitive abilities.

But what about when we are older?


EXERCISING YOUR BRAIN THROUGH MUSIC

As we age, it is crucial that we continue to exercise our brains as well as our bodies. Physical exercises such as walking or swimming can keep bodies in shape, and they certainly help the mind. But there are also fine motor skills, memory, and other brain-related “muscles” that need to be exercised regularly.

Playing music is a great way to keep both body and mind active and engaged. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. Playing music has been shown to stave off some forms of dementia in older adults, and music therapy may help to improve eyesight, coordination, and even hearing.
Did you play an instrument at one time or is there one you’ve always wanted to try?
Check out your local senior center or newspaper to find out about music programs
in your area, or look into classes at a local community college. Now could be a
great time to get in tune, to help yourself stay in tune.

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