Dementia affects many people in our community , but it does not stop people being able to live fulfilling lives , given the importance of socialising and friendship, where better to make connections than in a music group.
The idea for this group grew out of many conversations with people living with dementia and their family and friends . Somewhere to meet, to talk, to laugh and to sing , to remember old songs and learn new ones , somewhere to talk about old memories and somewhere to build some new ones .
The group will meet twice a month in the Maltings Travis Studio, for two hours per session, starting with tea , coffee, traybakes and chat . The group will be led by a professional musician / tutor who brings a sense of fun, a dynamic personality, and a host of ‘friends’ .
Twice a month we will walk down memory lane , from post war songs to Bill Haley, much loved band music to the Beatles , folk songs and sea shanties , old favourites and soon to be new ones .
The children of St Mary’s first school will join us for some sessions, singing with us and to us, and bringing fun and laughter in all they do.
The group is free to attend, transport is provided if needed, anybody living with dementia must come with a friend or family member.