Drum circles can be a big hit with older adults when properly introduced and paced. I often include a drumming portion in my music enrichment sessions at area assisted living facilities.
Even more special is leading a intergenerational drum circle of assisted living residents, preschoolers, and their parents. The energy, smiles, and verbal exchanges are a total blast.
Here is a fun, simple chant you can use with an intergenerational drum group. I give you 4 examples of endless ways the group can modify the playing of the chant.http://youtu.be/-Bg9j13bAFM
Have you ever taken part in an intergenerational drum group? If so, please share your experiences in the comments below.
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- Drums a hit at senior center (tbo.com)