Can you feel the beat? Melody Living Senior Living Lake in the Hills offers residents in our assisted living and memory care neighborhoods the opportunity to take part in community drum circles. A drum circle is created by several people sitting together in a circle playing hand drums. And no, you don’t have to be a musician to take part! The circle creates the opportunity for participants to get in tune with each other. Experts say playing in a drum circle has both spiritual and physical benefits which plays into our philosophy of embracing the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. One study showed playing the hand drums is actually a workout for your brain. The act of beating the drums back and forth synchronizes the left and right hemispheres of the brain.