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Cancellation of session – 23rd December

We are sorry that the current Covid situation is so unclear but with rising infections, we have reluctantly decided to cancel Thursday’s session.

We hope that we will be able to restart in January.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us, we love to see you and enjoy joining in with you all with the singing. Hopefully we will be able to meet in the new year. Meanwhile, watch this space!

If you have any questions, please email me or call on 07392 442966/01225 872801.

On behalf of the committee we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.🎄🎼🎶🎅

Thanks

Merrial Knight and the committee

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Presentation to Kingfisher Lodge

The last 19 months have been a difficult time for all the care homes that we work with due to the coronavirus pandemic – Kingfisher Lodge in Saltford was no different. For the three years up to March 2019, residents from Kingfisher Lodge had been regular visitors to our Music for the Mind sessions and like everyone else they got a lot of pleasure from them. Lockdown was very difficult for them with no visitors allowed for many months and very little mixing within the home.

The Keynsham and Saltford Dementia Action Alliance wanted to try and support the residents and the team who run the activities within the home. The charity agreed to support them in the form of a donation which they decided to spend on a new modern television, that can provide wonderful entertainment for the residents. Allowing them to sing along to some of their favourite tunes.

The photograph shows Mike, one of the DAA committee, cutting the tape to start off the television. Also in the picture are Kelly and Julie from the activity team with Martyn, one of the residents, standing between them.

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Return of Music for the Mind

Thursday 14th October 2021 was a big date to celebrate for the Keynsham & Saltford Dementia Action Alliance. It was almost 19 months to the day since our last Music for the Mind session. We had hoped to start up in July but the timing didn’t seem right with an increase in COVID infections around that time, with a delayed go ahead agreed for the 14th October.

The committee put a lot of thought into the set up in St Dunstan’s Church Hall to reduce the risk of Covid infections to a minimum. Attendees had let us know they were coming, so that we approximate attendance numbers were known. It was wonderful to welcome back some of our regulars, Len and Diana, Ros and Barbara, Julia and Grace and Kate and Merv. We also had pairs who were there for the first time, Geraldine and Joan, Margaret and Leslie and Bryan and Rita. Julie and Kelly, who run the activity centre in Kingfisher Lodge in Saltford, brought along 3 new ladies to the session, Meta, Mary and Evelyn. Thanks go to Dial-a-Ride for picking them up from Saltford and taking them home.

The singing was again superbly led by Lindy with June providing the music. Judith and Di served the hot drinks plus cakes and biscuits and Merrial, Sue, Lyndon and Mike helped out. The atmosphere in the room was very relaxed and everybody was happy to be out in the fresh air and singing their hearts out. We look forward to the next session on Thursday 28th October from 10.30 until 12.15.

The photos show some of our friends, old and new, having a good time.