Saffron Hall and Anglia Ruskin University are pleased to be working in partnership to provide the opportunity for people living with dementia and their carers to attend a 10-week music therapy group.

Together in Sound music therapy groups aim to bring the power of music to those living with dementia. We’ll focus on joint music-making and listening with a goal of supporting communication, relationships, and increasing quality of life through a collaborative group process. There will be opportunities to sing, play and listen to live music together, with weekly sessions led by music therapists and visiting professional musicians from Saffron Hall. The 10-week groups will conclude with an informal sharing and celebration with friends and family toward the end of the 10 weeks.

Autumn 2019
If you are interested in participating in Together in Sound Autumn 2019, we ask that you fill out and return the application form and attend a Taster Session on Friday 20 September 2019 where you will meet the Together in Sound team and decide together if the group is right for you. Places will then be offered. Please note that we expect the spring groups to be oversubscribed, but we hope to be running more groups in the future. Please visit our website to download the application form and information pack. 

Dates:
Friday 20 September 2019 – Taster Sessions

Friday 4 October 2019 – Weekly Together in Sound groups commence

Friday 29 November 2019 – Informal celebration for friends, family & invited guests

Friday 6 December 2019 – Final session

Times:
We will be running a number of Friday group sessions – please make sure you tell us your availability on the Together in Sound application form.

Where:
The taster sessions and weekly sessions will take place at The Salvation Army Hall, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, CB10 1AG

Cost:
Free of charge to all participants. Saffron Hall is a registered charity – all donations welcome.

Who:
The groups are for anyone living with a diagnosis of dementia and their main carer, friend or relative who is consistently able to accompany. The groups are run by a registered Music Therapist and Music Therapy students from Anglia Ruskin University.

What next?
If you or someone you know is interested in attending the group, please complete and return the application form by post or email no later than Friday 6 September 2019. Our email address is togetherinsound@saffronhall.com and our postal address is Together In Sound, Saffron Hall, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER. For more info contact our Learning and Participation Coordinator Katie on 01799 588 538

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