Singing Groups with a Specific Health Focus

Singing for the Brain

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​Singing For The Brain (Kendal)

Weekly singing session led by Kirsten Taylor for people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and their carers.

Most Wednesdays at 1.30 pm (Singing starts at 1.45 pm for an hour).
Venue: Kendal Rugby Club, Shap Road, Kendal LA9 6DL
Fee: £2.50

Contact Maria at Alzheimer’s Society, Kendal to enquire.

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Singing For The Brain (Barrow-in-Furness)

Weekly singing session led by Kirsten Taylor for people with Alzheimer’s /Dementia and their carers.

When: Most Tuesdays at 1.30 pm (Singing starts at 1.45 pm for an hour). Tea/coffee/ biscuits provided.
Venue: Robin House, Nelson Street, Barrow in Furness.
Fee: £2.50
Contact Kerry at Alzheimer’s Society, Barrow in Furness on 01229 832004 to enquire.

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Dignity In Dementia

(groups in Sedbergh, Silverdale and Ambleside)

Dignity in Dementia has set up three dementia embracing singing groups that enable individuals with dementia to sing and have fun with members from their local communities in Ambleside, Sedbergh and Silverdale. So whether you support someone living with dementia who enjoys singing or you live locally and fancy having a good singsong whilst making new friends, then come along.

£2 per session to cover refreshments.

Ambleside meets at the library on Fridays (not August) from 11 am – 12.30 pm,
Sedbergh meets on Monday’s at Gladstone House, Fell Close, Sedbergh, LA10 5AP between 10.30 am and 12.00 (term time only) and
Silverdale meets in St Johns Church Hall on Fridays (not August) between 10.30 -11.30 am.

Any questions to Dignity in Dementia (Director, Lesley Gill) on 01539 821 935.

A Threshold Choir in South Lakeland

(Ulverston and Storth)

There is a Threshold Choir in South Lakeland (singing for those at the thresholds of living and dying and others in need of singing kindness) and if you want to know more about it then do contact Sasha or Jenny as below. They have sent me the following information about the group.

“The South Lakes Threshold Singers is a women’s singing group meeting in Kendal, Ulverston and Storth. Together we learn songs to sing to those in need of comfort or healing, especially those on the threshold of life. Each session offers an opportunity for you yourself to experience the healing power of being sung to. Our gatherings include sharing circles and shared suppers. We are now recruiting new members.

We are looking for compassionate, spiritually aware women who are interested in sharing the gift of song and who are comfortable being around those who are very ill or approaching the end of their life. You do not need an amazing singing voice to be part of our choir as Threshold singing is about blending individual voices to sound as one. Songs taught by ear.

For more info please contact Sasha on 01229 580365 or Jenny on 015395 65870 or email