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Active Retirees : Active Retirees June-July 2012
Active RetireesTM | 31 Music slows electrical impulses deep within the brain during the surgery, significantly lessening anxiety and distress. what do you Play? Voice: the cheapest and most impressive of all instruments. You can buy instructional CDs or DVDs, but the best way to learn is to take lessons and join a choir. Piano: it’s never too late to learn and, with affordable electronic keyboards on the market, you don’t need a separate room for the baby grand. recorder: parents of primary school children hear Three blind mice in their sleep, but recorder isn't just for the kids. With the right songs, you’re sure to have fun and increase your lung capacity, so have a look at a few music books to find one with songs that interest you. harmonica: perfect for evenings on your porch or long stints in prison, the mouth harp has all the benefits of a recorder... but it’s a little bit cooler. and healing might improve more from believing you have the power to choose your own music and alter your environment, whether you’re in a surgery or a snoezelen room. Freedom of choice Choosing the music you listen to changes more than just the sounds you hear. Actively choosing who you listen to music with, and even choosing to participate in local music groups, brings people into contact with their community and improves social wellbeing. Tessa Fothergill, Secretary of Bunbury Ladies Probus, is an advocate for local music groups, particularly choir groups. Tessa arrived as a stranger in Bunbury in her late 60s. Having sung in choir groups all of her life, she took a deep breath and went in search of her local choir group. She soon found an advertisement in a local paper and showed up at a rehearsal. “There was instant camaraderie – thirty or forty people who were genuinely pleased to see me and who wanted to see me again the following week and the week after that. A choir is a wonderful community,” she says. Recently, Tessa watched a choir perform and saw the importance of »
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