Memory Lane at Cranleigh Arts Centre

A large audience at the Cranleigh Arts Centre last month were treated to a festive occasion on the return of GoPerform. The choir opened with popular Musicals leading through memorable old songs to finish festively, setting the Christmas Scene. Guests with memory loss and their partners were able to sing and really enjoy the concert prepared for them.

Guests are welcomed by a team of volunteers every 3rd and 4th Monday afternoon at 2.15pm as Memory Lane opens with songs and music led by Liz Westaway, a trained Opera singer and Ann Beresford who kindly takes time off from her Music Therapy practice playing many instruments, to help those with dementia. Regular attendance is now between 30 and 40 guests, so more volunteers are also made most welcome.

This month stage two of a documentary film is being produced by the group during the first meeting in 2023 on the 16th of January. Then on the first meeting the following month a talk and discussion are being proved by Dr Sue Tresman of NHS Surrey Heart- lands (Health Care Partnership) that also helps people to understand what it is like experiencing dementia and to outline Carers rights. Then back to light entertainments on the 20th of February when there is a welcome return of the Wintershall Singers appearing at 3pm. This might be something to interest to single people feeling lonely as well as those in a constant caring role.

For further details of Memory Lane please just call 01483 274398.

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