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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help a new SongTime dementia-friendly singing for wellbeing group in Sherwood, Nottingham.

Nottingham, UK

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The group is starting on 18 September and any funding will help the sessions to 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 Warren5 months ago
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    Angela Warren

    5 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

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  • Angela Warren5 months ago
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    Angela Warren

    5 months ago

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

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    Angela Warren

    5 months 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: 10/28/2018 6:32 PM

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  • Graham Gardiner

    Graham Gardiner

    Oct 28, 2018

    What a great idea. All the very best with your plans. Graham

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 27, 2018

    All the best from the Network Rail team at the East Midlands Control Centre, Derby.

    £80.00

  • 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

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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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