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Stamford Bridge Remembers 1918-2018 – Saturday 10th November 2018

I am delighted to have been asked to lead the sing along session of WWI songs at Stamford Bridge’s special celebrations to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI, 100 years of the RAF and 100 years of the Suffragettes. The event will take place on Saturday 10th November 2018 in the Stamford Bridge Village Hall.

It promises to be a great evening with music from The New York Dance Band and further entertainment from The Pokies.

Tickets go on sale on 10th October from The Post Office, Stamford Bridge.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to two British Legion homes for disabled veterans.

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Music for the Mind Sessions Positively Effecting Those With Dementia

Even though the flu bug and icy conditions outside kept some regulars away, our Music for the Mind sessions are continuing to produce better and better results. This week we had two soloists and saw a severely disabled resident clapping. Absolutely heart warming. Just love these sessions and everyone who takes part. A big thank you to everyone who is helping to make them such a success.

 

 

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Favourite Songs Will Help You Beat Dementia

It is most encouraging to read a Daily Express online article today, endorsing the benefits that singing and listening to our favourite songs brings to those living with dementia.

Our fortnightly “Music for the Mind” sessions at the Beaumont, Stamford Bridge  are already bringing health benefits to those attending our group since September 2017, including improved mood, increased confidence and self esteem. It was so rewarding at our last session to witness an elderly lady who had previously been quite withdrawn sing to the whole group on her own.

 

 

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Music for the Mind – 22 January 2018 – Stamford Bridge YO41 1AJ

Our next Music for the Mind session will take on Monday 22nd January 2018 between 1.30 – 3.00pm in Stamford Bridge YO41 1AJ.

Please share to anyone you know living in Stamford Bridge; The Cattons; Wilberfoss; Sutton upon Derwent; Newton upon Derwent; Barmby Moor; Pocklington and its’ surrounding villages who cares for someone living with dementia at home. We’d love you to come and join our Music for the Mind group. Our sessions provide a chance to sing and make music in a safe and friendly environment.

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Fighting Parkinson’s Disease – Singing Away The Symptoms

I was very interested to hear about work being carried out in Iowa to help those living with Parkinson’s Disease. Researchers are testing if singing can help fight the disease and the results so far look promising.

Iowa State University researchers, who are studying patients in Ames, say that singing improves patients’ breathing. That, in turn, strengthens their muscles that help them swallow and speak.

Great work Iowa State University.

Singing away the symptoms: how carrying a tune can help fight Parkinson’s disease