Monday Melodies

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Mayor, Cllr Steven Lambert was delighted to attend the opening of Monday Melodies run by Home Instead Aylesbury Vale and North East Oxfordshire, which supports adults in the community experiencing isolation and to give them a safe space to meet others, have fun and build friendships.

Home Instead has established a welcoming space where individuals can meet to listen to music, sing along and connect with others within their community.  Refreshments are provided during this time too.  The event is conveniently located in Aylesbury library with easy access to the bus station and a car park.

As a company that supports older people in their own homes, Home Instead often meets people who are isolated from their communities meaning that they miss out on vital socialisation and interaction within their communities.

Lee Harrington, owner of Home Instead Aylesbury Vale and North East Oxfordshire commented: “Monday Melodies provides a friendly space for older adults to meet others and have fun in a social setting. Our aim is to encourage those who feel isolated and are not leaving their homes to visit us so that we can support you in re engaging with your community. We offer a supportive environment where they can feel comfortable asking questions and receiving help. We are finding that post covid, some older people are feeling isolated since having lost loved ones and friends, and this group is to enable them to reestablish links within their community. Socialisation is a key aspect of well-being as being with others to share stories and have fun improves our mental health.

By working together, we can empower our community and help older adults to feel welcome as well as let them see that the community has a space for them”

Cllr Steven Lambert, Mayor of Aylesbury commented:“I really enjoyed visiting with the Monday Melodies group hosted by Home Instead and students from Aylesbury College. 

It’s a really welcoming engaging group that meets twice a month on Monday’s at the Aylesbury Library, for people with some extra needs to connect and sing songs, chat and enjoy each other’s company.  I found myself joining in with the singing as the song sheets were provided as was a lovely cup of tea and a biscuit. 

I am looking forward to coming back to this lovely group soon.”

Volunteers from the Home Instead team are readily available to provide any guidance and support to attendees, ensuring they feel comfortable in a welcoming environment.

Pupils from Aylesbury UTC have also taken on voluntary roles to enhance and their knowledge of care in the community and put it to good use.

The sessions are completely free, welcoming all adults who feel isolated, and will take place twice a month throughout 2024 at Aylesbury Library, Walton Street, HP20 1UU. The next one takes place on Monday 13th May.

For more information on Monday Melodies, Home Instead’s care services, or career opportunities, visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/aylesbury-oxfordshire/ or call on 01296 410 029.

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