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Come Singing For People Of All Ages With Memory Loss

Everyone who has ever sung Happy Birthday, joined in a football chant, or sung a Christmas carol knows that singing makes you feel good!

If you have dementia, singing may also be something you can still do really well and with as much enjoyment as ever.

Come Singing groups offer a welcome break from the isolation which dementia often brings.  There are great songs of every sort – favourites from the musicals, standards, folk and traditional – and therapeutic musical activities to stimulate and tease the brain into action.

The emphasis is on enjoying yourself – no echoes of primary school or hymn practice! – and the pleasure of singing in a group with focus is a great boost to self-confidence and well-being!

These groups are not just for people with dementia: family members and carers are very welcome, and informed volunteer support ensures an easy, safe environment.

All the groups are run under the auspices of a recognised charity or health provider, apart from one run directly by Come Singing.

Music is a gift beyond words, but for people living with dementia it can also be a vital lifeline to happiness.

Come Singing’s Keyhole Newsletter

Because we’re unable to sing in our group sessions at present, we’ve put together a twice-monthly newsletter to keep in touch with each other either by post or email. The newsletter includes poems, quizzes, pictures and news items that we hope will raise spirits and ‘keep your hopes alive’ (hence  Keyhole!).  Please click on the link below to open up and enjoy.

Norfolk Community Foundation Supports Music Mirrors

Music Mirrors has been extremely lucky in receiving a generous grant of £5,000 from the Norfolk Community Foundation on behalf of Royal London.  This present funding will be a wonderful opportunity to help raise awareness of how easily Music Mirrors can be made, capturing the sound of memories,  and making a real difference to vulnerable people.

With heartfelt thanks to the Norfolk Community Foundation and to the Royal London. 

Come Singing has also been chosen as one of Norfolk Community Foundation’s case studies, recognising the work of Music Mirrors.  Click here for more information.

Come Singing At Home – Good News!

As our singing sessions are unable to take place at present because of the coronavirus situation, why not join Heather in Come Singing at Home instead?
The good news is the Millennium Library has made it possible for Heather to video monthly Singing at Home sessions. The Clips last about 20 minutes and include the usual warm-ups as well as some of our much loved songs. Do join in with her (loudly please!!) – sub-titles provided – by clicking on the video picture above. This will take you to all the videos so far, and will automatically be updated by the Library each time there’s a new one.
Our grateful thanks to Caroline and the Norfolk Library Services who made it all possible.