Singing for the Memory group runs every Friday morning from 10.30 -12.00 at Woodford Forest Synagogue in partnership Jewish Care. The group is cross communal and is aimed at people with dementia together with their carers. Research has shown that singing is extremely good therapy for people with dementia and helps to stimulate the brain.

The group starts at 10.30 with a half hour social with tea/coffee/biscuits etc and at 11.00 start to come into the circle for singing. At this point there are some exercises to loosen up the muscles and some breathing exercises. We do some keeping rhythm exercises with bean bags, play some musical percussion instruments and then do about 35 – 40 minutes of singing.

There is a charge of £5.00 per session that covers both the person with dementia and their carer. Their carer can be a family member or a paid carer. The group only started 4 weeks ago and the participants are already really enjoying the sessions. For further information contact Deborah or Janine in the shul office -  020 8599 0936 or