What is Music for Health?
Music for Health projects are those that are more specifically aimed at our older beneficiaries – those who live in residential care homes, attend Day Centres, or are in Hospice care. Many suffer from dementia, with varying degrees of cognitive impairment, social isolation, poor mobility, depression and poor communication skills.
What happens in a session?
Specialist Sunbeams musicians attend various community venues to deliver music, with an emphasis on singing, along with therapeutic music techniques to engage with people and create a fun, friendly, engaging atmosphere.
Sessions are tailored to the group, so one session might involve the musician playing songs from the groups memory, and then prompting reminiscence when with a group with good verbal skills, whilst in a dementia specific unit, the musician may need to carry the session more fully, and pick up the residents responses and react appropriately.
Where are the sessions?
Sessions are run right across Cumbria in care and residential homes, hospices and Day Hospitals.
What will I get from it?
Music for Health workshops promote independence, improve well-being and enhance quality of life of elderly people by…
What do people say about Music for Health?
“Members enjoy the stimulation, and look forward to Sunbeams coming back”
“Many of our residents are unable to go out at all. Sunbeams comes to us and gives us much pleasure. Their work is entertaining and therapeutic. It is live contact with the outside world and so it is most necessary – a lifeline.”