Connecting people, ideas, and support from the crowd to make Leicester an even better place!
To coincide with the traditional celebrations of Navratri around the world, the 7events Foundation plans to run 10 afternoons of dance and music - aimed at the elderly community in Leicester. Due to most of the elderly community finding it difficult to attend in the evenings - when most of the celebrations happen - we want to arrange this so they do not miss out and continue to have the opportunity to take part in these important celebrations. The 7events Foundation is a group of individuals who work voluntarily to provide community projects centered around health, sport and arts. Working in collaboration with other organisations and groups, our aim is to work for the benefit of the community and take ownership of such events and projects.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Positives and benefits of what we are planning: 1) This will increase the engagement and participation of our elderly community by providing traditional live performances in the daytime. We have learnt that they find daytime performances more accessible. 2) Many elderly people in our community face physical isolation. This increase engagement with other members of the community to promote social inclusion. 3) This will provide an opportunity to reconnect mentally with their culture, through traditional music & dance, which will aide to reduce stress and stress-related illnesses. 4) Listening to recognisable songs and music increases emotional empowerment & spiritual happiness. 5) Opportunity to take part in traditional dance. This will help to create strong social connections that increase a participant's sense of happiness & well-being. 6) Research has shown that the benefits of music and dance are are not only physical; but also mental, cognitive, and social.
Steps to get it done:
We want those that attend to have FUN - and what better way to do it than through dance and music!
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