SingAbout – Independent Arts

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SingAbout – Independent Arts 2019-11-27T15:01:49+00:00

Project Description

As part of Age Friendly Island, Independent Arts are running two projects to help alleviate social isolation among older people.

SingAbout is an Island-wide project providing regular weekly singing groups for older people. The groups are free and are run by a trained practitioner, and a team of volunteers. As well as being of benefit to health and wellbeing, the groups provide an opportunity to socialise in a supportive friendly environment.

SingAbout is based on a proven form of music therapy, the sessions are open to all older people. Benefits of SingAbout include helping maintain memory, improve breathing, movement, speech and confidence. Singing also helps improve mental health. SingAbout groups offer companionship to those who are isolated. The sessions have a much wider benefit to both carers and participants by providing a fun group activity and encouraging social interaction.

SingAbout began in 2011 with four free groups set up across the Island. Big Lottery funding will maintain these and open three new clubs as well as regular Pop Up sessions.

Below are the details of the current SingAbout sessions.

SingAbout Freshwater:

Memorial Hall, Avenue Road, Freshwater PO40 9UU

Mondays from 10.15am – 12.15pm

SingAbout Ryde:

All Saints’ Church Hall, Queen’s Road, Ryde PO33 3BG

Mondays from 2 – 4pm

SingAbout Newport:

Newport Scout Hall, Woodbine Close (off St John’s Road), Newport PO30 1RW

Tuesdays from 2 – 4pm

SingAbout East Cowes:

St. James’ Church, Church Path, East Cowes, PO32 6RL

Thursdays from 2 – 4pm

SingAbout Lake:

Lake Lions Community Centre, New Road, Lake, PO36 9LA

Fridays from 10.30am – 12.30pm

SingAbout Ventnor:

Ventnor Baptist Church, Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SJ

Fridays from 10.30am – 12.30pm