Music Mends Minds
Announcements, September 2023

Music Mends Minds

Sounds simple, no? It is simple. If you embrace music, music will heal you.

I have been leading the MMM sing-along for five years, and at the Vashon Senior Center for a year-and-a-half.

Every Tuesday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Maybe you should come?

People come for the joy of singing. For friendship and laughter in a happy, positive setting. Our music books have changed. Our location has changed twice. Our instrumentalists change. Our singers change. Every week is a new adventure.

But one thing does not change.

Our commitment to helping our friends and neighbors with the health challenges of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and loneliness. Yes. Loneliness is a health challenge.

Singing helps to break up the brain plaque that causes these diseases. We now have science to back up these claims.

And we have the examples of Tony Bennett, Glen Campbell, and so many others. Singing kept them in the game of life for decades. Singing is doing pushups for your brain.

For me, it is more than that. This is my opportunity to give something back to our system. To give a gift that makes things a little bit better. And it is a gift. This is a free public service, sponsored by Vashon Rotary.

We want your presence, your joy, your happiness, your time. So come. Come sing. You will be glad you did. And so will we.

September 7, 2023

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