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Creative Aging with Drumming

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Thursday, May 4
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Fee: $15
Chris Brooks, Instructor


Drumming is a fun way to support healthy aging!  Come drum to:

 1. Keep your Brain Young - Researchers at Posit Science have found that novel auditory stimulus is one of the best ways to benefit neural plasticity, your brain’s ability to keep forming new connections throughout life. Novel auditory stimulus includes learning a musical instrument, a new language, a new rhythm pattern, or a new song. Click here to read an article on the link between Neural Plasticity and Music from Northwestern University.

2. Engage Socially - Social support is a key healing element, helping to ward off cognitive and physical decline and depression.  Clubs, centers, and gathering places serve us to avoid the danger of isolation.  Drumming lends itself to group experience plus drumming is inter-generational friendly!

3. Beat the Bucket List - 85% of retired adults don't play an instrument - but wish they did! It's often one of people's biggest regrets.

4.  Drum up your Playlist - Your favorite music is a memory stimulation tool for the future, based on the work of Music Memory or iPod therapy as highlighted in the movie Alive Inside.  So get your playlist ready.  I am!

Bring your own drum (no snare drums please)!  Extra drums will be available.

Chris Brooks is a retired IT person who has been drumming for health and entertainment for twenty years.  He has led circles for people with developmental disabilities, residents at assisted living facilities, at-risk youth, and other community events. 

May 4th, 2017 7:00 PM
3430 Rocky River Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44111
United States
Phone: 216-688-1111  ext. 251
Fee $ 15.00

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