Remember to Dance in Tower Hamlets is a dance and live music session for people living with dementia and their carers and companions. Due to lack of funding, we are no longer able to run these sessions which has left a huge void for some of our participants. Our sessions are mentally stimulating and participants develop skills in dance and movement, including co-ordination, balance, motor skills, body and spatial awareness while working towards greater flexibility in tendons and joints, better cardiac functioning, and muscle strength. The sessions take place in a friendly and non-threatening atmosphere and contribute to the psychological and physical well-being of older people living with dementia and their carers, combating isolation. We have had no choice but to stop these sessions due to lack of funding and we know that our participants are desperate to return. For some, these session were the highlight of their week.
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Why it's a great idea:
Here at Green Candle we are passionate about providing opportunities to dance to those with least access and we have seen first hand the impact that Remember to Dance has on our participants. Due to lack of funding and huge cuts to local authority budgets, support for the Remember to Dance is needed now more than ever. It’s a difficult time but we won’t give up, because we know what we do is really important. "It was so good to see mum joining in and laughing so much, she loved all the praise you all gave her and it stayed with her the rest of the day. We are so pleased there are places such as yours mum can go to thank you so much" Carer, Remember to Dance
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