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The Sing! Together programme by All in Sound is for people living with dementia or memory loss and their carers. The sessions in Cambridge are intergenerational, offering an opportunity to sing and make music together with young people from St John's College School.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- Research shows significant benefits of singing together for those living with dementia;
- It provides connections for carers, meeting people in similar situations to themselves;
- The group is welcoming, inclusive and fun, offering a morale boost with no singing experience needed.
‘Sing! Together means so much to us. We really look forward to the sessions which are a highlight of our week. We had not done any singing since schooldays and were a bit apprehensive. We needn’t have worried as Kathryn and her helpers made a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We find the singing lifts our spirits and have made many friends in a similar situation through Sing! Together. It is good to meet up with them each week to sing, chat, laugh and generally have fun.’
How to contact
Where to go
St John's College School
73 Grange Rd
Cambridge CB3 9AB
What to expect?
These sessions offer an opportunity for those with dementia or memory loss and their carers to enjoy singing and music-making in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Carers are required to stay for the duration, and are warmly encouraged to join in with the singing.
The sessions begin with half an hour of refreshments. Kathryn then leads the group in some vocal exercises and a fun repertoire of songs for about 45 minutes.
Participants are joined by young people from St John’s College School, aged 4-5 years upwards. Children from different year groups join different sessions.
If you are interested in joining the sessions please contact Kathryn on 01353 662022 or [email protected]. She will give you details of dates, times and parking information, and explain more about what to expect when you come along.
Sessions are free to attend although donations are always welcome.