Bill, 94 years old picked up the violin today for the first time in 40 years and showed he still has it in him. Music, song and dance play an important part in life here at Ashford Place. Listening and/or taking part can be entertaining and some research suggests that it might even make you healthier. Music can be a source of pleasure and contentment, but there are many other psychological benefits as well. The notion that music can influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours probably does not come as much of a surprise. If you've ever felt pumped up while listening to your favourite fast-paced rock anthem or been moved to tears by a tender live performance, then you easily understand the power of music to impact moods and even inspire action.