Tandridge Trust, in partnership with the Good Care Group, Surrey Members Allocation and Surrey Hills Home Help Services are please to be running Musical Memories for people with dementia and their carers. Music and Singing can shift mood, manage stress levels and stimulate positive interactions, these choirs are a welcome addition to our community.
Musical Memories is a stimulating group activity, for people in the early to moderate stages of dementia and their carers. The groups are run by our friendly staff and volunteers, and are led by a trained Musical Tutor Brenda. You’ll meet others with similar experiences, in a relaxed setting, and improve your general wellbeing and confidence. You can join in a variety of songs, as much or as little as you like!
How can the sessions help?
- People with dementia may find that music encourages them to express positive feelings and emotions
- Well known songs can evoke memories and music can help to enhance communication
- The groups encourage movement through hand percussion and actions along to music
- Through Musical Memories sessions, people with dementia and carers can strengthen existing relationships, share experiences and find support.
The fortnightly sessions run on Mondays 10.30am - 12pm at Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre High Street Lingfield Surrey, RH7 6AB.
Current Dates for 2017: 5 and 19 June, 3, 17 and 31 July, 4 and 18 September, 2 ,16 and 30 October, 13 and 27 November, 11 December#
And Fridays 2.00pm – 3.30pm Oxted Community Hall, 53 Church Lane, Oxted, RH8 9NB
Current Dates for 2017: 2, 16 and 30 June, 14 and 28 July, 11 August, 8 and 22 September, 6 and 20 October, 3 and 17 November, 1 December
There is a £2.00 charge per person per session which includes refreshments and carer goes FREE.