Learn how to run a choir of people with dementia.
Current research into choirs for people dementia are indicating positive effects on the cognition, mood and self confidence of people with dementia (Dementia Collaborative Research Centre/National Ageing Research Institute). Dr Loretta Quinn established two community dementia choirs that are currently running in Melbourne, the Songbirds (Annecto) and the Silverthreads (Whyndam Council). She has also established a residential choir (Gladswood lodge, Benetas) of which has also been researched, and also from which a documentary has been produced by Benetas.
That the attendants with little or no musical background will learn how to set up and run a choir of people with dementia.
To provide a basic understanding of what is required to set up and run a choir of people with dementia, both in the community and residential setting.
- Recruiting potential choir members
- The financial costs such as staffing
- How to seek funding
- Occupational Health and Safety of the choir members and the staff
- Assessing each choir member’s needs, musical and non musical capabilities that can contribute to the choir
- Equipment, such as instruments. A CD of musical accompaniment produced by the facilitator will be available for purchase at the workshop
- How to generate regular performances for the choir
- Incorporating carers and loved ones into the choir practices and performances
Workshop provided by: Dr Loretta Quinn, Registered Music Therapist, Registered Nurse Div 1, PostGradDipMT, AMusA(Piano), MMusMT.
The facilitator is happy to work directly with clients during the workshop with written permission from the Aged Care Facility/organisation
For a quote on workshop, contact us on: 1300 202 120 OR