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Togetherness Choir

The Togetherness Choir in Scunthorpe provides a stimulating and fun activity for those people who have a diagnosis of dementia or who are having difficulties with their memory.

The research regarding the value of singing for people with dementia and memory problems is well documented, some people who have severe difficulties with memory and recall may be unable to converse verbally, however often retain the ability to sing familiar songs, and respond to music in such a way that stimulates all the senses.

The choir has been running for 6 years. There are approximately 30 regular members, with a repertoire of 70 songs across all genres from which members choose. It is not necessary to be able to sing, and no experience of singing in a group is required, everyone is welcome. Those with memory problems are often accompanied by their children and grandchildren, other family members, friends or carers for example.

The idea of creating a choir was originally developed by Tracey Gouldthorp, a community psychiatric nurse. She now runs it in her own time with occupational therapist Janet Riggall.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • Creative expression and stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Motivation
  • Social connections – supporting relationships
  • Facilitating communication
  • Pleasure and enjoyment
  • Contributing to a creative outcome
Phases:
  • Post diagnosis – later years
Amenities:
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access
  • Free Wifi

Type:

Intergenerational Music Group

Date:

11-06-2020

Time:

18:00 to 19:30

Recurrence:

Weekly

Cost:

Free

Contact:

Tracey Gouldthorp

Telephone:

07846 995614

Email:

gouldthorptracey@gmail.com

Location:

Wellbeing Hub,
Alvingham Road,
Scunthorpe
(Google map)

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[Last updated: 2019-12-10 12:03:22]