I’m very excited about my latest news!
Next month, in joint partnership with Barchester Healthcare, I’m launching “Music for the Mind” specifically for those living with dementia and their carers. Each session will last for one and a half hours, beginning with a relaxed welcome and refreshments on arrival, a chance to meet like minded people, before the singing starts.
The fortnightly sessions start on Monday 11th September between 1.30 and 3.00pm and will take place in The Terrace Lounge at Stamford Bridge Beaumont Care Home. These fun, informal musical afternoons are designed for people living with dementia and their carers, to help retain skills, build confidence, make new friends and combat loneliness.
Dementia is rapidly becoming the health and social care challenge of the 21st century, so I’m really excited to be working in partnership with Barchester Healthcare on this project. I want to encourage those diagnosed with dementia, to come along and sing. It’s so important to have something to look forward to. Music, not only stirs our deepest emotions, but active participation can increase energy and vigour to see us through the most stress-filled life experiences. This group will provide a safe space where you are understood and supported by other people with the same condition. With such peer support, you are not on your own.
Don’t worry whether you can sing or not, everybody’s welcome and you don’t need to read music. It’s all about having fun.