You have probably noticed that since around Thanksgiving, we have heard Christmas carols throughout retail stores, radio stations, and television, but did you know that music, and in turn, singing is actually beneficial to our health?
Singing can significantly help seniors afflicted with neurological diseases by improving brain functionality. Singing is also a great activity that produces more oxygen in the blood, improves circulation and deep breathing, resulting in less stress and more “feel good” hormones.
Especially as the holiday season can be a source of loneliness and sadness, singing those well-known childhood favourites can make a difference in the lives of seniors. Its benefits include the development and maintenance of friendships, increased happiness, uplifting and positive feelings, and reduced anxiety.
So crank up those old favourites and sing along! If you don’t know the lyrics, here is one of our favourite tunes you may remember!