Benefits to older people of sharing music in Spalding

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East Midlands music development organisation soundLINCS says there is research that supports the work they are doing with older adults.

They say the importance of ‘purpose’ in the lives of older adults has been recognised, and that cognitive benefits in particular are associated with musical progression.

A spokesman for the group added: “The social and health benefits of group music and singing are stronger than in many other forms of intervention.

“We truly believe that every adult should have the opportunity to express themselves musically and hope to set up at least 21 new groups over the lifetime of the project to create a vibrant culture of enjoying, learning, playing, writing and sharing music with others.”