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Singing and fun. We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm, at The Salvation Army Hall in Gorgie Road.

We have long noticed the effect of music upon human beings and how we often deal with emotions through the use of creative arts.

Support workers came to me and said “How about a Choir”? we could make an impact upon the community, show people that people with dementia have ability and change the communities thinking. The enthusiasm for this was tangible and I could not ignore it.

We started the choir following a meeting and establishing a vision for a group of people who enjoyed singing. There would be no criteria for joining the choir other than you liked music. The choir would be inclusive of all, aim to offer people a good social meeting place, challenge the stigma of dementia and create a sound that people enjoy listening to.

We have been running now for about 2 years with around 20 members some people have no links to Alzheimer Scotland other than the choir; others are people with dementia, carers and staff.

The best thing about the choir is that we have fun reflecting the stories of the members through the songs we sing. Because we are linked to the early onset project the songs we sing reflect the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

For further information contact Alan Midwinter, Service Manager or Debbie Rae, Service Administrator on 0131 551 9350.
65+, 60 - 64
Days and Times
Thursday 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Salvation Army - Edinburgh Gorgie Corps

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Contact Details
Contact Person: Alan Midwinter
Contact Telephone: 0131 551 9350 / 0758 889 4587
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This record was last modified on: 19 July 2019