The Care Team host a number of events for the community
The singing group takes place on the first Thursday of each month from 11:00 am to 12.30 pm. Sessions are led by a professional singing facilitator.
After a fortifying cup of tea and biscuits and a warm chat, participants begin by warming up their voices and then learn new tunes as well as many old familiar¬¬¬ ones. The singing is accompanied by a pianist and a variety of percussion instruments.
The communal sing-a-long in a relaxed environment provides lots of smiles and a good bit of laughter! Clinical evidence is growing for the health and wellbeing benefits of group singing and the purpose of the group is that one doesn’t have to be ‘able to sing’, or have perfect pitch, the point is to join in and all voices are welcome in the group. Singing in a group lifts spirits like nothing else and brings with it mental clarity, connection with others and a feeling of physical wellbeing.
Everyone is welcome and essions are free. However, to subsidise the cost a donation of about £3 would be most welcome.
The club runs fortnightly on the second and fourth Thursday of each month and aims to reach out to people who live alone or with a loved one. There is something stimulating for everyone at Memory Matters, is the ideal opportunity for participants to find a new hobby, revisit a favourite pastime and build friendships. Those attending can join in a discussion group and take part in activities including singing, arts and crafts, knitting, chair-based yoga, cards and table-top games.
The aim is to enhance health and wellbeing, combat loneliness and isolation and build confidence. A three course hot lunch is provided, which includes soup, a main meal and a desert.