Silverline Sings is a group singing session specifically designed for people living with dementia. It is an entertaining session that can help to improve co-ordination, confidence as well as long term and short term memory.
The session isn’t just about having a singalong; by using props, actions and songs which require call and response and singing in rounds etc it can be stimulating and challenging as well as great fun!
We always start off with a Welcome Song in which we welcome everyone to the group by name, this helps everyone get to know one another and feel included in the session.
After an energetic warm up, we sing a number of familiar songs. We also use bean bags, pom poms and instruments while singing to work on co-ordination and rhythm.
We follow the same session for a number of months so that the session and songs are familiar and there is sense of routine.
Although Silverline Sings is designed for people living with dementia it is also beneficial for the carers and family to join in.
Silverline Sings is led by Kayley Cares Vintage Singer on the first Monday of every Month at St. Aidan’s Church, Brunton Park, NE3 5NF. We ask for a £4 voluntary contribution per family.