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WINTER 2017

THE CARER

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SING FOR YOUR LIFE Opens a New Centre in Middlesborough to Support Clients in Yorkshire & North East England N.I.C.E. Guidance NG32 strongly recommended singing to be a beneficial and cost effective activity to support the Independence and Mental Wellbeing of older people. NICE Quality Standard QS137 also advises NHS service providers "to ensure that a range of activities are in place for older people most at risk of a decline in their independence and mental well being to build or maintain their social participation" - Singing programmes are at the top of the list.

To support this, Sing For Your Life has opened new centres in Reading and Glasgow which will provide training and support to users of the unique Silver Song Music Box System which is now being used by more than 200 Community Centres, Care Homes and NHS Dementia Units.

The Silver Song Music Box provides an inclusive activity that delivers excellent cognitive therapy and stimulates reminiscence.

THE SILVER SONG MUSIC BOX system has been developed by Sing For Your Life to enable Day Care Centres, Residential Care Homes and Hospitals to provide participatory singing sessions for older people. Singing brings people together and The Silver Song Music Box provides an inclusive activity that delivers excellent cognitive stimulation therapy and an effective reminiscence experience.

The Silver Song Box can be used with either a TV or Projector. The words of the song are projected on to the screen and are synchronised with the music, eliminating the need for song sheets.

The system is can be purchased or rented and can be operated by a carer who has not had formal musical training. Singing is therefore available whenever and as often as it is needed. Contacts: heather@activitiesforhealth.co.uk South West England pip@singforyourlife.co.uk Hampshire, Thames Valley East Anglia alan.cappella-nova@strath.ac.uk Scotland madbee53@googlemail.com Yorkshire & NE England stuart@singforyourlife.org.uk All other areas

For more information go to www.singforyourlife.org.uk or call 01303 298546 for an Information Pack

"A song a day keeps the doctor away."

The Carer #35 Winter 2017  

Issue #35 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Winter (January) 2017.

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