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New Activities For People Living With Dementia And Their Carers

People living with dementia, along with their family carers, can now enjoy a range of creative activities in Doncaster.

darts is offering a choice of creative activities designed and delivered by professional musicians. Participants can enjoy singing songs, making music and creating connections with others in a number of ways:

Small Singing for Memory sessions at The Point on South Parade

While The Point is closed to the public, participants are invited to join small, socially distanced sessions in the beautiful Gallery space. These friendly sessions are led by singer Janet Wood and are Covid-safe and welcoming.

Singing for Memory at Home

For those who are not yet ready to attend face to face sessions, darts is offering a series of newsletters delivered to people’s homes. The newsletters include a CD or DVD with original and familiar songs and music created by darts’ musicians. There are also a limited number of CD and DVD players available for those who need them in order to access this newsletter option.

Doorstep Gigs

darts musicians are also offering lively music sessions on people’s doorsteps or in their gardens. Following on from the Garden Gigs delivered last summer, the mini-sessions will be interactive and joyful – bringing the best of the Singing for Memory sessions to people’s homes.

Musician Janet Wood said, “Singing and music can make a huge difference to people’s health and wellbeing. We are offering a range of opportunities so people feel safe, connected and creative as we slowly emerge from lockdown.”

If you would like more information about any of the opportunities or want to get involved, please contact sophie@wearedarts.org.uk

darts continues to provide dementia-friendly activities on their website. Visit www.wearedarts.org.uk/singingformemory  to download videos, songs and activities.

This activity is funded by The Masonic Charitable Foundation and The Paul and Nick Harvey Fund (Music for Dementia).