Plans to tackle loneliness set to hit the right note

New plans to help tackle loneliness and isolation in North Tyneside are set to hit the right note – as concerts for over 50s are rolled out across the borough.

EveryDay has teamed up with charity Music in Hospitals and Care to provide free entertainment at pop-up music cafes across our three well-being centres.

We believe that older people, including those living with dementia, will benefit from the monthly, themed sessions at Cedar Grove, Wallsend, Rowan Croft, Killingworth, and Linskill Park, North Shields.

EveryDay  is wholly owned by Age UK North Tyneside, and provides support to older people to live in their own homes, as well as respite centres and other care and support services in North Tyneside and Newcastle including specialist dementia care.

EveryDay Wellbeing Tackles Loneliness

Kerry Parker, Head of Professional Care services at EveryDay, said: “The Music in Hospital concerts will further increase wellbeing and reduce isolation in older people, including our customers living with dementia.

“This forms part of a huge and exciting metamorphosis taking place in our three wellbeing centres in North Tyneside and sits perfectly with one of Age UK North Tyneside’s campaigns to end loneliness for older people.”

The centres’ first ‘gigs’, which each last an hour, will launch on Monday 4th March in Wallsend, Tuesday 2nd April in North Shields and Tuesday 7th May in Killingworth.

EveryDay already provides a range of services within its wellbeing centres, including hairdressing, podiatry, exercise classes, mini wellbeing checks and pets as wellbeing.

We even offer personalised driver services, to ensure customers are transported by personal support assistants who build a relationship with the families and customers.

The three-year Music In Hospitals and Care project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, with performances open to anyone over 50.

Musician Alan Jones, from Wallsend, will be one of the artists taking part in the scheme. The 39-year-old said: “I love performing and this is something a little different – we are bringing music into people’s lives.

“We will play different sounds – from rock and roll to sing-a-long classics – it’ll be a bit of everything for everyone.”

Jess Ingham, Director North of MiHC said:

“Our musicians are carefully chosen by audition to ensure that they not only demonstrate great musicianship, but they also have the ability to connect and engage with people. Our aim is to create joy through live music, to raise mood, boost feelings of wellbeing and to bring people together for a high-quality musical experience.

At Music in Hospitals & Care, we are continually developing and building our programme of therapeutic concerts throughout the UK. This is a great opportunity to tackle loneliness by providing regular music events for local communities. We are delighted to be working closely with a number of Age UK centres in the North of England to achieve this. ”

To hear more about our Music in Hospital Concerts or our wellbeing services in general why not give us a call? You can even book a free taster session by calling our Customer Coordination Team on 0191 2877028

Useful Links

https://mihc.org.uk/

Dementia UK

EveryDay Wellbeing https://www.everydayuk.org/wellbeing/

Age UK North Tyneside

 

 

 

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