Everyone affected by Dementia is welcome.
If you love singing, then come along and join us with a friend, family member or carer.
We will hold these fun singalongs at the British Legion Hall, Hungerford. Our next singalong is Monday 15th January 2024 10.30am - 12.00.
Our singing sessions are lead by a professional and accompanied by a pianist
We hope to have lots of fun! We are all Volunteers and our aim is to help people live well with dementia.
How it started
A group of friends who have all had first hand experience of the challenges that face people who have been diagnosed with dementia.
It was the BBC documentary, Our Dementia Choir, that inspired us to try to create an environment
where people could come to enjoy music, revive memories and rebuild confidence.
Dementia can be very lonely and scary and often where words fail singing succeeds.
Members of the family
are often the sole carer and they too need support and we hope they will come along to share stories
My mother lived with dementia for many years and the instant change in her demeanour was astounding
when she had the opportunity to listen to music, sing or dance! When she was distant and unable
to recognise a face or surroundings, music from her favourite songs instantly took her to a familiar place.
It was so moving.
Mon 15th January 2024 - 10.30-12noon
Mon 19th February 2024 - 10.30-12noon
Mon 18th March 2024 - 10.30-12noon
Mon 15th April 2024 - 10.30-12noon
Our singing sessions will be held at the Royal British Legion, 20 Church Way, Hungerford RG17 OJU. Refreshments upon arrival and in the break we sometimes we will listen to a visiting musician.
The first session is free. Thereafter we ask for a contribution of £2.50 towards costs. Carers go free. Booking is essential and people must be accompanied by a friend, member of the family or a Carer.
On Saturday 9th December we held our first ever music event in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hungerford.
It was wonderfully attended and the feedback extremely positive!
Some shots from our sessions
This was our third Singalong with 20 guests but there are still a few places left. If you love singing then come along and join in the fun.
Olivia Simmonds, founder of Hungerford Memory Singers, Carolyn Bartholomew, Opera singer and leader of our Singalong and Giulia Rowland, our wonderful Pianist. All three are local Residents of Hungerford.
This was our first Singalong and we've come a long way since then!
Our gathering of Volunteers meeting to learn about Dementia and the effects of this often devastating and lonely illness.