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Music appreciation and enjoyment enhance well-being throughout the lifespan. The challenges and constraints that people experience as they age can lead to lack of access to music, decreased physical activity, and fewer avenues for creative expression. Group music and movement interventions created for older populations offer opportunities for social connection and improved quality of life. Mindful practices add further benefit when combined with these interventions. Current available programs are scarce and most often do not encompass mixed modalities. In addition, the benefits of these programs do not show long-term sustainability. The purpose of this thesis is to explore the effects of music, movement, and mindfulness on overall health and present a program that helps establish and maintain well-being for senior citizens.
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Sexton, Shannon, "Enhancing the Quality of Life for Senior Citizens: A Facilitator’s Guidebook for Mindful Music and Movement" (2023). Mindfulness Studies Theses. 71.
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