Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain is a group activity which has been carefully designed for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, in order to receive the many health benefits that are woven into the fun of singing.  It is an enjoyable, friendly and uplifting activity giving many people a much-needed boost in confidence, all led by a trained facilitator.

We meet for light refreshments and a chat beforehand to help people relax and get to know each other.  Once the session starts, we sit in a circle and do some exercises to warm up the voice.  Then the fun really begins by singing a range of songs, either unaccompanied or sometimes using musical instruments.

Please note that no previous singing expertise is required!

Singing for the Brain sessions are free to attend and complimentary refreshments are available.

 

Frome:

Moxon Suite, Frome Community Hospital, Enos Way, Frome BA11 2FH.  Alternate Wednesdays, 2-4pm.  For further information please contact  Shirley Pays 01458 251 541 or email shirley.pays@alzheimers.org.uk

Axbridge:

Axbridge Town Hall, The Square, Axbridge BS26 2AR.  Alternate Tuesdays, 2.30-4.30pm.  For further information please contact Celia McConnell on 01278 663 760 or email celia.mcconnell@alzheimers.org.uk

Minehead:

Methodist Hall, Lower Meadow Road, Alcombe, Minehead.  Alternate Thursdays, 10.30am-12.30pm.  For further information please contact Paul King on 01278 663 760 or email paul.king@alzheimers.org.uk

Taunton:

St James Church Hall, St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JS.  Alternate Tuesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm.  For further information please contact Carol Sweeting on 01278 663 760 or email carol.sweeting@alzheimers.org.uk

Wells:

Seager Hall, Union Street, Wells.  Second Monday of every month, 2.30-4.30pm.  For further information please contact Shirley Pays on 01458 251 541 or email shirley.pays@alzheimers.org.uk

Ilminster:

Muchelney House, Wharf Lane, Ilminster.  Alternate Thursdays, 10am-12pm.  For further information please contact our Langport office on 01458 251541 or somerset@alzheimers.org.uk

Sherborne:

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Parish House, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3EL.  Alternate Thursdays, 10am-12pm.  For further information please contact the Dorset office on 0300 123 1916 or email dorset@alzheimers.org.uk

Weston super Mare:

H Church, The Purple Sheep Centre, 25 Hughendon Road.  Every Monday, 10.30am-12pm.  For more information telephone 01278 663 927 or email north.somerset@alzheimers.org.uk


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