Charity & Community

Silver Singers Returns

Chiltern Music Therapy (Chiltern) are delighted to announce that with covid restrictions lifting their community group, Silver Singers, is back in person.

This exciting group is open to all older adults, including those with age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia. With an opportunity to purchase tea and cake in the Elgiva café beforehand, Silver Singers provides a supportive and fully inclusive environment, with no previous musical experience necessary. The choir aims to connect people together through music and singing and improve the lives of those socially isolated in the community.

Silver Singers in Chesham had been successfully running for over five years until covid hit. They are delighted to be able to return to the Elgiva Theatre in a covid-secure way for current and new members to sing and socialise together.

One of the group members commented on Silver Singers returning:

“Being back with my fellow Silver Singers has given me such a lift! It gives me such a boost to be able to sing in a group and to chat and laugh about all the stories we share. It’s most definitely the highlight of my week.”

Another said: “I sold my car but every Monday, I get on my scooter and ride 20 minutes to get to Silver Singers. It’s such a joy to sing together again, I have missed it.”

Eleanor Donnebaum, Chiltern’s Silver Singers leader, says of connecting again in person with members of the local community: “I am so happy that Silver Singers are able to meet again. Being able to run face to face singing groups is just wonderful and so beneficial for everyone involved. It just makes us all smile!”

Silver Singers takes place weekly at 11am-12noon on Mondays at The Elgvia Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham HP5 1HR.

It costs £3.50 to attend and carers go free.

Referrals can be made by emailing or calling 01442 780541.

Anyone is welcome to try a session for free.

How does Music Therapy work?

Music Therapy involves clients or a group of clients using music-making to improve their health and/or wellbeing. The benefits can help with psychosocial issues and wellbeing, but also help with improvements in communication and social skills or developments for behavioural or emotional difficulties. 

Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) uses a number of specific techniques to improve patients’ conditions in the three main areas of cognition, communication and movement.  NMT can assist clients with a range of serious conditions including: stroke and traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, Cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Autism and Muscular sclerosis and dystrophy.

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