FREE WEEKLY SINGING SESSIONS

Dementia Sings Out is a Northamptonshire charity, started in July 2019, which runs free weekly singing sessions for people living with Dementia and their carers. The charity was originally inspired by the BBC TV programme My Dementia Choir, which demonstrated the incredible power that music has in awakening musical memory in those living with dementia.

The Dementia Sings Out choir sessions started last year, with meetings each Thursday at Everyday Champions Church in Wellingborough for an hour of singing followed by half an hour of coffee and chat. Since COVID prevented physical meetings, Dementia Sings Out has continued to run their lively singing sessions online via Zoom, as a temporary solution until they are able to meet in person again. The sessions have gone from strength to strength, wonderfully conducted by Musical Director Gareth Fuller from his Wellingborough studio assisted by trustees and supporters.

Singing and music are proven to provide invaluable positive support to mental wellbeing and the 45-minute sessions are uplifting and great fun, providing a perfect outlet from the trials of the pandemic. The online Zoom sessions have proved so popular that many people are joining in each week. The Zoom choir is currently open to anyone at all who enjoys singing, everyone is very welcome!

The sessions cover a wonderful variety of songs to suit all musical tastes, from Elvis to Motown, country music to Nat King Cole. Dementia Sings Out has song lyric books which they personally distribute to new members, whether living at home or in care homes across the county. For those struggling with the technology, help is at hand to get you online to enjoy the sessions each week.

Dementia Sings Out looks forward to seeing you each Thursday morning at 10.30am for 45 minutes of singing and fun. For Zoom details and any other information, please emaildementiasingsout@ gmail.com

www.dementiasingsout.org 

 Dementia Sings Out!