Published online by Cambridge University Press: 07 October 2021
In this chapter we consider social experiences, relationships, and involvements, and how music may facilitate social attachment and affiliations in later life. Presented are the role of social support networks and coping mechanisms that help reduce stress. We also consider systems of community and social support, such as mentoring, community bands, and how music may offer a bridge between age and cultural groups. This discussion importantly acknowledges that through music we can practice social justice.