Merrymakers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to brightening the lives of seniors and elderly through the art of quality music.  Merrymakers provides live, musical performances to over 100 area senior living facilities in Omaha and surrounding areas.  In line with research on music and memory, Merrymakers Association’s professional musical programming helps stimulate memories and combat feelings of depression and anxiety among senior participants.  According to Merrymakers, the purpose of these musical performances is to provide “a time when seniors felt respected, happy, joyous, and free—a time to connect with one another and with the joy that they felt in their youth.”