The Jewish Association on Aging is one of three pilot sites for the Yamaha Music and Wellness program’s Music Delights program. This music program which consists of one Clavinova and four digital keyboards is a participatory interactive experience where residents learn to make music together. There is an additional single keyboard for use by those residents who are unsure about participating in a group, or for those who would benefit from one-on-one activity. The Clavinova and keyboards arrived late last month and the residents at Weinberg Village are learning and playing music together.
This recreational music-making program has shown to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease, veterans with amputations and traumatic injuries, adults with developmental disabilities, seniors in long-term care and a variety of other populations. It has also shown to have a positive impact on long term cardiovascular health.
This post brought to you by Tanya Bielski-Braham, Development and Communications Specialist of the JAA