Southampton Shirley dementia singing group to launch on 4 October

published on 18 Sep 2018

Southampton singing

A SOUTHAMPTON church is launching a singing group for local people who are living with dementia and their carers. 

‘Singing by Heart’ is a dynamic Salvation Army programme for people living with dementia which uses singing to help them connect with others and bring back memories.
It will launch at the The Salvation Army’s hall on Victor Street in Southampton Shirley at 10.30am on Thursday 4 October and there will be tea, coffee and biscuits.

“People living with dementia can feel isolated and vulnerable and their carers can also find they are in need of reassurance and support. We’re launching ‘Singing by Heart’ to support people living with dementia and their carers in our local community”, said Major Teresa Harris of The Salvation Army in Southampton Shirley.

“We’ll be providing a safe and comfortable place where people can come to relax and enjoy themselves and reconnect with long lost memories by singing popular hymns such as ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Morning Has Broken’ and songs including ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and ‘Moon River’.

“The ‘Singing by Heart’ group meetings will also enable carers to socialise with, and get support from other people who have similar responsibilities as them.” 
The Salvation Army’s Southampton Shirley corps hall is on Victor Street, Southampton Shirley SO15 5LH.
For further information about ‘Singing by Heart’ contact Teresa Harris on 023 8077 1655.