WollCon will be starting a new singing group for 2024, especially for people living with dementia and their care partners.
Irrespective of singing ability, participants will be welcome to join, purely for the joy of singing together and connecting with others.
WollCon Music Therapists who will be managing the group, hope to create an inclusive, supportive, fun community, for people of all ages.
Research shows that singing in a group reduces stress as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression by reducing cortisol and lowering blood pressure. It can cause the body to release serotonin and dopamine and bring about hormonal changes supporting better mental health and immune function.
“We are very excited about this new singing group at WollCon. I hope it will bring members some joy and help to reduce the feelings of loneliness and social isolation that many people living with dementia experience. We also hope that singing together may help participants reconnect with any earlier experiences of making music and singing with family and friends.” Said David Francis (CEO).
Participants (and their care partners) will be able to suggest favourite songs that the group could sing (and may even perform).
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
When: Every Friday (10am – 11.30am) during school term (tea/coffee & biscuits provided).
Fee: Between $100-$110 a term (for both carer & participant living with dementia). TBC in 2024.
Leaders: Music Therapists Rowena Harris and Janet Andrews.
Register: link on button below.