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Weʼre raising £200 to help start a new SongTime dementia-friendly singing for wellbeing group in Sherwood, Nottingham.

Nottingham, UK

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Reaching our initial target will help us get the group started. Any further donations will help the group grow and develop.

There is a growing community of people with dementia being cared for at home. Belonging to a singing group is an activity that can help to address the issue of social isolation, combat loneliness and foster community support. After a dementia diagnosis existing friends often find it difficult to stay in touch. A new friendship group is needed; SongTime sessions can provide that.

The sessions are primarily for people with dementia and their carers/family members, but as long as there's a seat we don't turn anyone away. Sessions are designed to stimulate memory and improve wellbeing and also provide an opportunity for friendship, fun and peer support. They follow a format of gentle chair-based exercise, breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, familiar songs and poems, which leads to songs chosen by the group members from booklets based on that week's theme (eg Colours, Transport, Names, Love etc.).

Singing as part of a group is proven to have positive effects on health and wellbeing for everyone, but particularly for people with dementia; they can continue going to these groups long after other mainstream activities become inaccessible. Singing provides a connection between the emotional and physical and in times of stress can help to alleviate the negative effects of stress e.g. helping lower blood pressure, regulating the heartbeat and opening up airways.

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    Angela Warren

    1 month ago

    Thank you for the couple of donations from mystery benefactors - we really appreciate your support x

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    1 month ago

    Thank you so much Jenny - we are so touched by your support and lovely words. We miss you and hope you are still going from strength to strength xxx

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Page last updated on: 8/9/2018 12:47 PM

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15

  • Stephen Wells

    Stephen Wells

    Aug 9, 2018

    Good luck with the group.

    £20.00

  • Claire Brotherton

    Claire Brotherton

    Aug 9, 2018

    Love you, love your work!!!

    £5.00

  • Debra Urbacz

    Debra Urbacz

    Aug 9, 2018

    Amazing stuff! I look forward to hearing more about this project x

    £10.00

  • Elaine Boot

    Elaine Boot

    Aug 9, 2018

    I'm pleased to be able to support this .I have seen what singing can do ,it can make a person hsppy .I sing in 3 Chiors myself and it makes me feel good and it creating happy memories.

    £5.00

  • Pat Ashworth

    Pat Ashworth

    Aug 9, 2018

    More power to your elbow, Angela and Paul. Songtime is a lovely thing.

    £20.00

  • Sara McMullen

    Sara McMullen

    Aug 9, 2018

    Happy to support such a great scheme. Xx

    £20.00

  • Anne Sims

    Anne Sims

    Jul 25, 2018

    Ah lovely Angela, you are an amazing teacher 💕this going to be of such benefit to Sherwood residents xxx

    £10.00

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Angela Warren

Angela Warren

Nottingham, UK

SongTime is a not for profit CIC which delivers community-based, dementia-friendly singing sessions in Nottinghamshire. The sessions are led by two professional musicians supported by enthusiastic volunteers (who themselves have been carers for people with dementia).

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