Musical charity to expand its services

Music being used for the elderly

Music being used for the elderly

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A South Yorkshire dementia charity is looking for new musicians as it extends its services into the wider community.

Lost Chord provides interactive musical sessions for people with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region.

Now, working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, the Northern General Hospital’s Dementia Unit, Darnall Dementia Day Centre, and the Sheffield branch of Age UK, Lost Chord is providing music at memory cafés and other new venues throughout the region.

But, to make the events a success, more musicians are needed to take part.

“We have been working very closely with Liz Hopkinson of the Alzheimer’s Society to establish this new series of memory cafés in Rotherham and Doncaster, and we are also extending our services in Sheffield,” said charity chief executive Helena Muller.

“We are looking for musicians with good performance experience, who have the ability to connect with people and the time to make a difference.”

Anybody interested in learning more about Lost Chord and how to get involved can visit www.lost-chord.org.uk or call 01709 811 160.

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