“Songs for You” Dementia Group

Gillie Nicholls and South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare would like to welcome anyone living with a dementia (as well as their carers) to join in our “Sing a Long” at the Bridgtown Community Centre in Cannock.   You can join us whether this be by singing along or by playing percussion instruments. The songs chosen are generally those that would be memorable to the members; they have been suggested by our professional musician or the group members themselves – all songs are included in lyric books so that all can follow and be sure of the words. Those attending represent various types of dementia as well as different stages and we try to support all members to be involved and enjoy the session! Those with dementia and their carers usually sit next to each other and we sit in a circular formation.

The group has a basic structure where we will firstly welcome all members, do some basic breathing exercises and then sing from the lyric books but we try to maintain a relaxed atmosphere throughout and let the group lead the structure. There is always a mid-point break to give people chance to socialise and have a cup of tea with cake!

Our address is as follows:

Bridgtown Community Centre

Ground Floor Bridge Court

OrbitalPlaza, Watling Street

Bridgtown, Cannock

WS11 0DQ.

All Sessions run from 1.30pm-2.30pm


September        Tues 10th & 24th  

October              Tues 8th & 22nd

November         Tues 5th & 19th   

December           Tues 3rd  & 17th


January              Tues 7th & 21st    

February             Tues 4th & 25th

March                  Tues 11th & 25th  

April                    Tues 8th & 29th

For more information, contact Arts for Health on 01785 221328 Ext 5710
or Dr Angela Young 01543 431529.

   Sponsored by:


Staffordshire County Council


Positively Different

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Keele University Teaching Trust

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