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Arts sessions to help re-energise fun memories
10:00am Sunday 20th January 2013 in G-H
HARTLEBURY Castle and Museum will be hosting arts sessions for dementia sufferers and their carers.
Once a month in January, February and March, free music, singing, movement and craft activities will be available at the castle.
The first session, to be held on Tuesday, will feature singer Deborah Rose performing songs from the 1940s to the modern day to help memory stimulation.
Deborah will perform with pianist Mark Bettis and together they will provide an uplifting experience through music.
Jenny Davis, arts development officer at Wychavon District Council, said: “This is a new area for us to work in. I am delighted to be bringing the arts to people with dementia and their carers.
“The benefits for all are well documented now. This includes providing instant relief from the stresses of memory loss, elevating mood, re-energising through social interaction and helping to restore a sense of self and creating quality time for all affected by dementia.”
On February 12, Sarah Edwards will be helping people to decorate a picture frame and on March 12, Nicola Jacobson will be running a dance/movement session to music.
All workshops will cater for a wide range of abilities and no experience is necessary.
They will all take place between 11am and 12.30pm.
To book a place, call Jenny Davis 01286 565396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org