Connect, Read & Relate

Connect, Read & Relate

 Read aloud to older adults . For older adults who loved to read, listening to someone read to them can bring profound comfort and joy.

There are many different reasons why older adults may give up reading. Common barriers include poor vision, lack of strength to hold up a book, tremors, dementia, and other medical reasons. Losing the ability to read often leaves people feeling withdrawn, sad and isolated.

By reading aloud to an older adult, you can help improve the quality of their life. Improvements include:

·     Stimulate memories and creativity

·     Improve mood and concentration

·     Increase social interaction

Music Program

Studies have shown after three month of music learning, brain plasicty grows by 30%. Evidence suggests that after six months of music lessons, there were more robust gains in memory, verbal fluency, the speed at which they processed information, planning ability, and other cognitive functions, compared with those who had not received lessons. Moreover, research has linked music creativity to improvements of the body’s immune system such as the presence of antibodies and vital signs which promote a greater quality of life.

Collecting Positive Stories on Aging

We collect positive stories on aging to challenge outdated stereotypes. Aging is a dynamic and forward moving process through the buildup of experiences and insights. Aging is beutiful!

Do you have a positve story you would like to share? Let us know!