Seniors who live alone can feel isolated because of loneliness, health problems, grief, mobility issues, and other mental and emotional difficulties. Through the drum circle, they can connect with others and get a sense of belonging and enjoy social interaction. Drums provide upper body exercise and stimulate increased heart rate and circulation. Those who cannot physically drum can feel the sensation and enjoy the rhythm of the drum. Drumming lifts the spirit makes people more alert and more socially active. Seniors can sit-stand or dance while making and enjoying music.