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Penzance group has been singing for the brain for two years

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: November 01, 2013

Penzance group has been singing for the brain for two years

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A Penzance singing and exercise group for people with memory problems and dementia has celebrated its second anniversary.

Members and volunteers from Singing for the Brain were joined by guests Dania Shaw, Alzheimer Society community fundraiser, and Julyan Drew, superintendent minister at West Penwith Methodist Circuit for their regular Monday afternoon meeting at Committee Room 1, St Clare.

The singing leader, Val Stagg, presented a varied programme including gentle exercise, rounds and partner songs all aimed at challenging and stimulating the brain.

Afterwards, the singing volunteers provided tea and home-made cakes.

Cherryl Thomas, service manager of the group, said: “Clients have the opportunity to build friendships, gain support and share experiences with people who understand the issues of living with memory problems and dementia.”

Singing for the Brain was initially funded by a grant from The People’s Millions and has community funding from The Alzheimer’s Society.

It is a free service and aims to bring people with memory problems and dementia and their carers together in a friendly and supportive environment.

Anyone living with memory problems or mild to moderate dementia and keen to try Singing for the Brain is welcome to attend.

The group meets every Monday from 2 to 4pm at The One Stop Shop, Committee Room 1, Cornwall Council, St. Clares, Penzance.

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