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October 30, 2013

Alive Inside: The Remarkable Story of iPods and Alzheimer’s

…with Technology   That something became Music & Memory, Cohen’s nonprofit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly and infirm through digital music technology. Music &…

April 4, 2016

Starting Over: How a Retired IT Guy Became DJ PreSkool

…mostly what I was familiar with, like rock & roll and hip-hop. But then I got into dance music, and I found that my approach to it and my music

September 22, 2015

Their Favorite Albums: The One LP Project

…conversations with musicians, I wanted to come up with a way to make a transient conversation about music with people into something tangible. I was looking for a way to…

March 7, 2015

Trending in Funerals: Make Your Own Playlist

If your music collection leans toward rock, pop, hip-hop or show tunes, do you really want Bach at your funeral? You’re not alone. Traditional funerary music – dirges, hymns, organ…

April 14, 2014

Linda Perhacs: It’s Never Too Late to Start Again

…other fans, Perhacs discovered, were luminaries of the independent music scene like Grammy-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk (who used one of her songs in their 2006 movie “Electroma”), Devendra…

July 7, 2014

Best in Show: PulseOn

…phone, tablet or computer. In the fall, Rocki Play will also be able to stream directly from music services such as Pandora, so that you can listen to your music

October 6, 2014

Aging With Attitude: Dr. Ephraim Engleman, 103

…“Eph” took a breather to talk to Senior Planet by phone.   Your life has been a mix of music and medicine. How have they kept you happy? Music is…

August 27, 2018

Dancing through life: Martha Halas

When grandmother Martha Halas decided to “unlearn” everything she’d been told growing up, she had no idea it would put her on the music map and earn her a starring…

December 12, 2015

Senior Planet Gift Guide 2015

music in the shower? Kayaking sans sounds? If you’re looking for a gift for someone who would be happy to have music wherever they go, the small but powerful Swimmer…

August 12, 2019

Q&A: Journalist takes us back to Woodstock

music or tell people about it as a publicist or journalist. Music is my muse and my salvation. One of the themes of my Woodstock book is music as salvation….

March 12, 2018

Meet the Member: Richard Berger

…interest, with classes on music and creative thinking at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Another favorite destination? The Senior Planet Exploration Center. A Passion for Music The couple, married…

September 8, 2015

Love Note From a Computer Newbie

Thank you with all my heart (and more if possible) for the wonderful gift of music you have given me (obviously haven’t mastered the intricacies of Word yet). I spent…

June 21, 2013

Mark Your Calendar: Summer in the City

…screening of the film will be accompanied by live music from the Brooklyn-based Wordless Music Orchestra (Dan Romer, the film’s scorer, retooled his arrangement for this occasion); it’s a surefire…

February 5, 2018

Older Musicians Get Back in Tune

  Among the thousands of victims devastated by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria last year, elderly professional musicians were especially hard hit. They lost everything, from their homes to their…

June 9, 2017

How I Made Seventy

…even considered when I sat down to write the script. Music was my inspiration—the music I was using in my film and the music I had listened to most of…