The Magic of Drumming
The development of Drumming Circles in aged care is a new phenomenon that is rapidly gaining momentum in forward thinking organizations worldwide. Sound Synergy has been at the forefront of this movement in Australia have held over 400 sessions within the aged care industry. The sessions provide some major health benefits as well as providing an opportunity for fun, social interaction, improving the lives of all who participate.
Aged Care facilities have reported seeing higher energy levels and a boost in morale since drumming became part of their routine.
Drumming provides a welcome diversion, inspires creativity and helps long term care residents bond together. It brings an immediate reduction in feelings of loneliness and isolation. The physical exercise is also extremely beneficial, especially to the upper body. Drums can be strapped to wheelchairs and there are numerous percussion instruments that are suited to virtually anyone who wants to join in the rhythm.
In each and every occasion we always achieve a magical rhythmical experience. Everyone adds their own contribution, no matter how small it may be, how out of time, how loud, how soft or how vocal……they are partaking!!