Bringing generations together- it’s not just for Christmas!

9 Jan 2020 04:54
Published by: Daniel Almond


Brazley Dementia Choir held their 2019 finale performance this week, performing at Claypool Primary School’s Christmas Carol Concert.


Brazley Dementia Choir, run by Bolton Cares’ Brazley Centre, was established earlier this year.


Inspired by Vicky McClure’s dementia choir, Stella Truman, Older Adults Day Services Manager at Bolton Cares, worked with the people who attend the Brazley Centre to embark on an inter- generational project to form their very own ‘Dementia Choir’, supported by Age UK Bolton.


There is growing evidence that music can help alleviate some of the symptoms of dementia, as well as bring some much-needed moments of joy.


This was their third performance with Claypool Primary School and the choir performed ‘O Come all ye faithful’ as part of the school’s Christmas Carol concert.


Stella Truman, Older Adults Day Services Manager at Bolton Cares, said:


“The team at the Brazley Centre, the people we support and the children from Claypool Primary School have put a lot of hard work into the choir and the result was outstanding. The performance brought tears to the eyes of many people watching and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone”.


Amanda Hulme, Headteacher at Claypool Primary School, said:


This was a fabulous opportunity for our children to support members of the local community. The children have enjoyed getting to know the senior choir throughout the year and their relationships have really blossomed”.


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