Singing has many health benefits, it improves your well-being, lowers stress levels and improves your memory.
Lesley has been with Home Instead Bury since 2020, supporting clients in the Ainsworth, Tottington and Brandlesholme areas.
Recently, one of her clients mentioned she would like to join a choir as she loves singing. Lesley on her own initiative, started looking around the local area for a group they could attend together. Lesley discovered Merry Melodies, a dementia friendly run by volunteers. They now attend every Wednesday; they have a lovely sing along followed by tea and biscuits.
Lesley says, ” The volunteers are really helpful, and her client feels very relaxed and happy with them. They both come away with a smile on their faces and even carry on singing in the car on the way home”.
Merry Melodies is held at St Johns Church, Kirklees Street, Tottington, BL8 5NJ. Every Wednesday from 1pm till 3pm. Everyone is welcome.