Musical Memories is a social enterprise providing fun social singing sessions for older people in rural communities in North Yorkshire.
A Musical Memories ‘Happy Hour’ is a fun, social singing session for older people where we sing together some of the best known songs of the 20th century. Everyone is provided with a songbook in large print for easy reading and the singing is accompanied by live piano and guitar.
Ruth and Neil Hannah have always loved playing music and singing together and started Musical Memories in order to create social singing sessions in various locations to help bring older folk together for the simple pleasure of singing, talking, remembering and enjoying each others company – not to mention the cuppa and biscuits!
•Studies into singing sessions for older people have shown that singing together can boost levels of immunity, reduce stress, and improve mood and memory leading to a positive impact on overall health and well-being.
A Musical Memories ‘Happy Hour’ is the perfect opportunity to get together in a social setting, have a cuppa, reminisce, make new friends and sing! Contact us for more information.
Neil & Ruth Hannah
•Music, one of the world’s most interacted-with arts, has been proven to be more beneficial for older people than previously thought. Whether it be listening to the smooth, soft tones of Jazz or winding down with classical notes from the comfort of riser recliner chairs, music can improve the quality of life of older people in numerous ways.
Music therapy has been used to treat people of all ages to overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety and loneliness for a number of years. However, after recent scientific research was conducted on its benefits, music therapy has seen a huge increase in popularity with older people, especially those suffering with dementia. (Link to original article)