Providing Live Music Sessions in the Local Community
The Ushindi charity Music works is pleased to be providing live music sessions in the local community to enhance wellbeing. Music to wellness combats senior loneliness and improves mental health through providing free music.
Loneliness is a problem experienced by many seniors across Canada,U.K,U.S and Europe. Loneliness is as bad for your health as alcoholism, smoking, and over-eating. A high degree of loneliness precipitates suicidal ideation and para-suicide Alzheimer's disease, and other dementia.
Have pleasant and engaging music cafe. Our music cafes allow seniors to speak their mind, make a friend, and give back to youth. Having a friendly music café and chat every week helps keeps seniors socially engaged and reduces risk of dementia. We shall provide lots of Music Café s where ever invited, chats and will see improved health, happiness, & quality of life
We have become increasingly aware of the levels of social isolation experienced by many people, due to aging, mental health conditions, poor physical health and caring responsibilities. The international statistics are staggering.
One in four people in England experience mental health problems annually (‘Adult psychiatric morbidity in England, 2007: results of household survey’ McManus, S., Meltzer, H., Brugha, T. S., Bebbington, P. E., & Jenkins, R. (2009), Around 900,000 people have a diagnosis of dementia (Alzheimer’s Society, 2019), Three-quarters of older people are lonely and have not spoken to anyone about how they feel (Jo Cox Commission, 2017).
The Ushindi Wellbeing Music Café was borne out of a need to draw the community together and address these public health concerns, using the power of music to improve wellbeing. Participants do not need any musical ability or talent, simply a desire to engage in live music activity for their own wellbeing. The café sessions are led by Ushindi Music café to wellness team and other specially trained community musicians who understand the therapeutic value of music and supported by other volunteers. The sessions include live music, singing, movement and music-making as participants are provided with a wide variety of percussion and other instruments.
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