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Hallelujah! Shaftesbury Dementia Singing Group Launches With Louis Armstrong And Handel

Last Thursday, Shaftesbury residents with dementia, memory loss and their carers joined the first in a series of fortnightly social singing sessions at Shaftesbury Football Club.

Session leader Paula Fleming tells us how she made everyone feel included. The song requests were varied, as you’ll hear!

Tina Barton

Our Alfred report features interviews with Tina Barton, a member of the Shaftesbury and District Dementia-Friendly Community that has driven this project. And volunteer Antonia Bettesworth tells us why she decided to get involved.

The next Melodies Remembered takes place on Thursday 2nd September, 2pm to 4pm, at Shaftesbury Football Club. If you’d like to talk with somebody beforehand, call 07871 665927.

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