The Carousel Music Therapy™ program is based on research into the benefits of intergenerational activity and music therapy. By combining the two fields, children, older adults and everyone in between have opportunities to come together and celebrate life’s ages and stages through the unifying quality of music.

Over the years, the program has provided older adults - particularly those with dementia - opportunities for reminiscence, social and emotional support, self-expression and connection with children, families and their community.

For children, who might otherwise have limited exposure to older adults in their lives, the program has provided opportunities for healthy social and emotional development, social awareness and an appreciation for ageing populations and for people with disabilities. The children's communication skills, self-expression and confidence are also developed through participation in the group activities. The program has also allowed young mothers, parents and grandparents to make positive connections with other people in the community.