Playlist of the Week: Getting Older

Aging is a common theme that can emerge in therapy when working with many age groups, including:

- children who may have adult-like responsibilities to manage

- adolescents going through changes, feeling somewhere between childhood and adulthood

- adults beginning to take on their career and/or building a family

- adults transitioning into parenthood

- adults transitioning into becoming grandparents

- adults transitioning to retirement

- older adults experiences overall emotional difficulties related to aging

- older adults experiencing physical challenges/decline related to aging

- older adults transitioning into retirement and long-term care who may be losing some autonomy

- older adults with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

These are just some examples of life transitions where aging can become a core theme in therapy sessions. We hope you enjoy this playlist of songs related to getting older.

Scroll to the bottom for a music therapy intervention idea!

1. The Story - Brandi Carlile

Lyric: All of these lines across my face

Tell you the story of who I am

So many stories of where I've been

And how I got to where I am

2. When I'm 64 - The Beatles

Lyric: When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?

3. Time - Pink Floyd

Lyric: Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time

Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English wayT

he time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

4. You're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins

Lyric: You're gonna miss this

You're gonna want this back

You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast

These Are Some Good Times

So take a good look around

You may not know it now

But you're gonna miss this

5. Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler

Lyric: I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad

All I wanna do is grow old with you

6. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

Lyric: Well, I've been afraid of changing'

Cause I've built my life around you

But time makes you bolder

Even children get older

And I'm getting older too

7. Stop This Train by: John Mayer

Lyric: Stop this trainI wanna get off and go home again

I can't take the speed it's moving inI know I can't

But, honestly, won't someone stop this train?

8. Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

Lyric: Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of,

well time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister

but boring stories of glory days

9. My Little Girl - Tim McGraw

Lyric: Gotta hold on easy as I let you go.

Gonna tell you how much I love you, though you think you already know.

I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm.

You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.

10. I'm Not Gonna Miss You - Glen Campbell

Lyric: I'm still here, but yet I'm gone

I don't play guitar or sing my songs

They never defined who I am

The man that loves you 'til the end

11. Rockin' Alone - Everly Brothers