Of our six weekly singing groups five are for older people, or those with long-term health problems, e.g. breathing difficulties, Parkinson's, Depression, Altzheimer's, MS, Stroke, Heart conditions, Cancer.They are also a great chance to make friends and have fun. No singing ability is required.The groups' aim is to improve health and wellbeing, using a combination of relaxation/ stretching/ breathing exercises, and singing songs together.One group is for people with mental health problems.Why the community needs us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgJokbZVA8w Singing profoundly benefits health and wellbeing - It improves posture, breathing and lung function - It strengthens the immune system. People fall ill less (reduction in medication, visits to GPs & hospitals).- Singing improves mood, relieves depression and isolation, reduces stress levels- Singing boosts confidence and stimulates the brain. See below the results of a research project, using our groups, and www.singforbetterhealth.co.ukOur impact on the community
Results of the new research project of Medical School of University of Sussex: Breathing and Posture: 71,5% increased control in breathing, 24% increase in exercise tolerance. Speech: 14.2% increased vocal projection. Social and Mood: 81% created new friendships,19% felt able to join other groups, 71,4% increased their sense of happiness. Healthcare professionals and medication use: 24% decreased number of GP visits, 9% decreased hospital admissions, 19% decreased medication
We would love drivers, also helpers to collect residents from within the sheltered housing venue, and to help them to get to the singing group. We urgently need volunteers to help with fundraising.