Attic' s Going for a Song singing sessions are going online as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. These weekly sessions are aimed at older people at risk of isolation as they age. Through song we bring people together, exercise their voices, learn new songs, practise some old favourites and make new friends.
The sessions have been running for over ten years and for some are the 'highlight of their week'. We have two groups with about 35 members each week. The effect of the Covid-19 means that we cannot deliver these sessions live because of social distancing and as older people are regarded as 'high risk' they are forced to self-isolate. This can impact negatively upon their physical and mental health.
These Stay in for a Song online sessions will bring the community back together. Led by our skilled Musical Director Christopher Killerby, the group will spend some time at the start of each session chatting and checking in, then we will move to a brief warm up, followed by learning a new song and then running over some previously learned songs.
Singing has proven health benefits which can help with anxiety and depression, lung capacity, memory and heart health. People often come away feeling happier and healthier with a song in the head and a spring in their step!
Help us to continue these workshops whilst we are in lockdown with a small donation. All proceeds go directly to covering the costs of the sessions.