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Community singing your way to a better state of mind

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium’s Forget Me Not Choir is spreading throughout the Clarence and will hold a get together in Maclean next Thursday, June 13 at the Maclean Presbyterian Church.

The choir is open to all residents dealing with dementia, memory impairment, Parkinson’s Disease, social isolation and other age-related medical conditions. Studies have proven that choir singing can increase quality of life, wellness, meaning and purpose.

The choir is solely dedicated to reducing social isolation and providing relaxed, stimulating and fun-filled opportunities to sing age-appropriate music at no cost to those attending. It will also provide an opportunity for carers to make connections, develop relationships and provide support for each other. Experienced music educators, Jennifer Worrell and Leigh Robertson, will work with choir members to ensure that members receive the maximum benefit.

Choir leader, Jennifer Worrell, says, “Singing is an activity that provides therapy to sufferers of a number of ailments for people of all ages. We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to residents of the Clarence Valley afflicted with conditions related to growing older and look forward to seeing the benefits of singing and social interaction.”

The Forget Me Not Choir is open, non-selective and no prior musical skills or training are necessary, with all music supplied as needed. Morning tea will be made available. The Maclean Forget me Nots will be held next Thursday, June 13 at 10am to 11.30am and is held monthly. Further information is available by contacting the Conservatorium on Ph: 6643 3555.