While restrictions on gatherings continue the County Council is providing opportunities to join in with singing and reading in the comfort of your own home. See their website for more information about the free services offered.
Here is information from Norfolk County Council for those of you who have missed the singing sessions led by Heather at the Millennium Library and at other locations.
Come Singing at Home
We’ve really missed our regular “Come Singing” sessions with Heather at The Millennium Library. If you are missing them too then you will be delighted that Heather has filmed “Come Singing” for us to share with you. It’s almost as good as seeing Heather and the Come Singing team in person but the best part is that you can watch the videos via YouTube whenever you like and as many times as you like. Plus we won’t run out of chairs or songbooks!
Music is a gift beyond words but for people living with dementia it can also be a vital lifeline to happiness – Heather Edwards
Sing Your Heart Out –
This is another site which provides online singing sessions with SYHO tutors. Information about sessions and times can be found on the SYHO poster below:
The library also have the following which might be of interest to some residents :
Reading Friends is a Reading Agency project which aims to tackle loneliness through the proven power of reading. Each week we invite adults across Norfolk to relax with a cuppa and enjoy listening to a good story.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, we’ll bring you a tale to lift your spirits and give you an opportunity to share your thoughts with others via Zoom. For the next two sessions we will read some works by Emma Kennedy on 1 September and Sue Townsend on 8 September.
If you’d like to join in, email ‘Reading Friends’ to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be sent a personal invite. If you’re new to Zoom, we’ll also help you set things up on your computer, tablet or smartphone.