Dementia Embracing Community Singing Groups (in Ambleside, Sedbergh and Silverdale)

Our singing groups enable individuals with dementia to come together with those in their local communities to sing and have fun. While many activities are closed to people with dementia, singing has the power to reach them and put them on an equal footing with others again, even if only for that brief time.

The groups provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to attend together and get a huge boost through a shared activity, or alternatively carers may prefer to use the time for personal respite knowing that their loved one is safe and having a good time. The songs that the groups sing are chosen so that they resonate to the emotions of group members thereby improving their emotional well-being. Generally they are upbeat from the 50s and 60s and popular shows.

£2.00 per session to cover cost of refreshments.

  • Ambleside Songsters takes place in Ambleside Library, Kelswick Road, Ambleside, LA22 0BZ between 11 – 12.30 on Fridays (Does not run during August).
  • Sedbergh Songsters takes place at Gladstone House, Fell Close, Sedbergh, LA10 5AP between 10.30 – Noon on Monday’s during term time.
  • Silverdale Songsters takes place at St John’s Church Hall, Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0RH between 10.30 – 11.30 on Fridays (Does not run during August).

If you are interested in setting up your own Dementia Embracing Singing Group in a different location, we have produced a guide to help.  Please contact us for a copy.

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