Help make Tower Hamlets a great place to live, work and play - next fund deadline 9th of Sept
Remember to Dance in Tower Hamlets is a dance and live music session for people living with dementia and their carers and companions. Our sessions are mentally stimulating and creatively inspiring, while at the same time 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. Due to the current circumstances, we are no longer able to run sessions face to face so we have had to adjust our project idea and we are seeking funding for the revised offer and need your help. The sessions would take place online in a friendly atmosphere where participants can join from their own homes. Each participants will receive a prop pack. The sessions will contribute to the psychological and physical well-being of older people living with dementia and their carers, combating isolation safely in the current circumstances.
What we'll deliver:
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 our earlier programme, Remember to Dance, had. With lack of funding and huge cuts to local authority budgets, support for Dance and Dementia is needed now more than ever. Nearly everybody has some connection with dementia and it's vital that people with dementia are embraced into communities, not pushed aside. Some comments: "It was so good to see mum joining in and laughing so much, she loved all the praise you gave her and it stayed with her the rest of the day. ‘The work done here is so valuable in waking up the brain to connections’ ‘I really like dancing and making up dance moves with the children’. ‘Everybody gained a deeper understanding of dementia. They also realised how they could have a positive impact on others.'
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About the space
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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