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Introducing SingFit to Commonwealth Senior Living


Music is a universal language, known for its ability to stir memories, spark joy, and foster connections. It transcends age, speaks to us in ways words often cannot, and possesses healing powers that are particularly beneficial for seniors, especially those living in senior living communities. Commonwealth Senior Living residents have always been at the heart of our compassionate, person-centered care, and now, there's a new and joyous addition - SingFit.

Understanding SingFit

SingFit is more than just a music app; it's a therapeutic tool that combines personalized music with movement and social engagement. At Commonwealth Senior Living, we've incorporated the SingFit PRIME program, which has been carefully crafted with input from neuroscientists, music therapists, and senior care experts to offer an evidence-based, musical wellness experience.

SingFit's core features include:

  • Personalized Playlists: Tailor to individual preferences, uplift spirits, and create an environment to spark memories and promote relaxation.
  • Lyric-Cuing Technology: Ensures users are fully engaged by displaying lyrics and prompts that encourage movement and interaction.
  • Social Singing Circles: Group sessions encourage community and socialization, fostering a sense of togetherness and shared experience.

By harnessing the power of music, SingFit taps into the emotional centers of the brain, which can be particularly beneficial for seniors dealing with memory loss or social isolation.

Engagement with SingFit

What sets SingFit apart is its dynamic and engaging format. The app isn't just about listening to music; it's about participating, moving, and feeling the music on both a personal and social level.

Activities and programs offered through SingFit:

  • Chair Dancing Workouts: Seniors can join in uplifting, gentle chair-based exercises that are fun and accessible.
  • Mindful Journeys: Sessions combine music, imagery, and breathwork to provide a calming and stress-relieving experience.
  • Trivia and Games: Interactive sessions stimulate the mind and memory through the enjoyment of music.

Robert Fraizer, Resident Program Director at Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor, says, "We love SingFit here! We usually have a packed house when we do this program. When we come to the end of our sessions, residents always ask, ‘Do we have to end now?' and ‘Why do we have to stop?'."

The SingFit program brings joy, engagement, and many physical and mental benefits to those it touches. In our caring communities, where the individual is always at the center, this program is a natural fit. 

If you are interested in learning more about how our communities use programs like SingFit to improve residents' lives, click here to reach out to the community nearest you

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