Singing is a powerful way to transform the life of a resident living with dementia. Not only does it help with memory recall, but it also improves their general wellbeing. Engaging people with dementia in singing provides them with an opportunity to rediscover lost skills and reawaken their spirit.
Our Singing & Reminiscence Activities are fun and energising for residents, family members, carers, and staff alike.
Our Singing & Reminiscence Programmes are a new way for you to deliver a singing activity to those living with dementia.
With our Singing for Seniors Leader Course we believe that YOU can also learn how to facilitate these Singing & Reminiscence Activities.
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Singing & Reminiscence Activities
Sessions can be tailored to the particular needs of the group such as those living with dementia, Parkinson’s, or other special requirements. Sessions can be run on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis as part of your activities calendar. We can also plan especially themed events such as songs from the shows, wartime songs, etc.
Please contact us if you would like us to come and facilitate these activities for you.
Singing & Reminiscence Programmes
We have devised a number of different themed programmes that will help your sing-along sessions run smoothly. Each programme includes a CD of songs specially recorded by a professional singer in keys and speeds that are perfect for residents to sing along with and large-print songbooks which are easy for seniors to read.
What makes this product different from other sing-alongs is that we have created the Reminiscence Guide, which is included as part of the package.
Thoughtfully developed, this resource includes lots of visual cues to get the memories flowing, and to make the activity more engaging, fun and thought provoking. Easy to slot into a session, we’re told this is where the magic is!
You might be a relative or carer, or you may be an activities co-ordinator or volunteer in a care home. Whoever you are, the Singing & Reminiscence Programmes are absolutely for you and really easy to use.
Most importantly, you don’t have to be a singer and you don’t really have to think about it too much either. Just pick up the pack, follow the easy to use format and you are all set to make a real difference to someone’s day! After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
Singing for Seniors Leader Course
The Singing for Seniors Leader Course will give you the necessary practical skills and confidence to deliver this engaging experience to someone with dementia. Using our structured format makes it so easy to conduct a Singing & Reminiscence session.
Care home staff receive half a day’s training on how to run a Singing & Reminiscence Session as well as learning about the benefits of singing for the elderly and those with dementia. Want to find out more? Click here for more information
The Benefits of Singing
Singing is a powerful way to transform the life of a resident living with dementia. Studies have shown that not only does it help with memory recall, but it also improves their general wellbeing. It’s an enjoyable social activity, which lifts the sense of isolation felt by many. It also helps restore personal identity. People with dementia can tap into long-forgotten memories through singing and often readily recall songs from their past.
The benefits of these sessions are clear to see:
People are more energised
Their mood is improved
Communication skills are enhanced.
Breathing exercises improve stamina
Gentle physical warm ups keep that circulation going
Sessions can be run on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis as part of your activities calendar. We can also plan especially themed events such as songs from the shows, wartime songs, etc.
We’ll be happy to tailor something to suit your needs. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
Are you interested in our Singing for Seniors programme? Contact us today for more information.
Alzheimer Society radio interview with Vocal Vitality:
Singing activities also help Care Homes. Recent research commissioned by the Baring Foundation explored how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the country. Current Research explains what the Care Quality Commission and NICE say about the benefits of singing.
Some of the care facilities already enjoying Singing for Seniors:
Sunrise Senior Living, Frognal House, Chislehurst, Kent
Rivermere, Sevenoaks, Kent
Nettlestead Care Home, Bromley, Kent
Priors Mead Care Home Reigate, Surrey
Bromley Parkinson’s Society, Bromley, Kent
Glebe Court Nursing Home, West Wickham, Kent
Sloane Nursing Home, Beckenham, Kent
Nightingale House, Clapham, London
People of all ages and experience can enjoy using their voices and sessions are energetic, lively, uplifting and FUN – people often leave with a spring in their step!
It’s never too late to start singing, so come and join us – we look forward to seeing you soon.