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    Weʼve raised £500 to help a new SongTime dementia-friendly singing for wellbeing group in Sherwood, Nottingham.

    Nottingham, UK
    Funded on Monday, 8th July 2019

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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 Warren1 year ago
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      1 year ago
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      Angela Warren

      1 year ago

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

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    • Angela Warren1 year ago
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      Angela Warren

      1 year 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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    Supporters

    27

    • alice faricy

      alice faricy

      Jul 8, 2019

      Long may the group continue. Good luck x

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 8, 2019

      Fantastic project, wishing you all the best.

      £10.00

    • Pat Ashworth

      Pat Ashworth

      Jul 7, 2019

      More power to your elbow!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 7, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 7, 2019

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 7, 2019

      Hope the group is going well!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 7, 2019

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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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