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Health in Rhythm - Promoting well-being through group drumming

Wed 13 Mar 2019

An exciting new service is being piloted in Lichfield which aims to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of people over the age of 60 through fun, friendship and music.

Music and drumming has been linked with well-being across clinical and community settings and this project hopes to build on this research providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people to come together, enjoy taking part in musical activities, with little or no experience needed. Beneficial to cognitive ability and mental rigidity this activity is suitable for all older people including those living with dementia and short term memory loss.

The group is being led by MHA’s Lichfield & District Live at Home Scheme which has over 30 years’ experience in providing services to older people in Lichfield. The scheme is part of MHA, one of the UK’s largest older person’s charity, providing community-based support, care and accommodation across England, Scotland and Wales.

The African Drumming Workshops will be delivered by Bruce Ncube who has a great deal of experience bringing the joy of African singing and drumming in to schools, communities and other settings.  

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday 26 March from 10:30 am at Lichfield Methodist Community Centre.

Anyone interested in attending the session, either as a participant or as a volunteer, please contact Live at Home on 01543 415 020 or email lichfield.liveathome@mha.org.uk