Drum Circle & Percussion Group for Older Adults

What to expect from this program

This group is designed with active older adults in the region in mind, to give them a place to meet and enhance physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs. During the group, a variety of instruments and equipment will be utilized to teach drumming techniques and to facilitate active music making with therapist and group members. The group is sure to be exciting with a variety of music playing opportunities available.

Projected Outcomes & Benefits May Include:

Musical:

  • sense of rhythm
  • experience with various percussion instruments

Cognitive:

  • Increased memory and focus
  • Increased alertness

Physical:

  • Improved movement/range of motion, and muscle control
  • Improved fine/gross motor skills
  • Pain reduction
  • Increased relaxation and stress reduction

Social:

  • Outlet for new relationships
  • Increased community involvement and participation

Emotional:

  • Elevated mood through a sense of empowerment and control
  • Improved self-esteem through a sense of accomplishment
  • Increased quality of life through independent activity and creative expression