Dementia Support Hampshire & IOW in partnership with Hampshire Cultural Trust are holding a dementia friendly Christmas Concert – The Sound of Christmas on Sunday 11 December at Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham. Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 3pm.
Solent Sounds Ladies Chorus and The Chatterbox Quartet will be singing the Christmas songs and Carols that you all know and love. Listening to music or singing can evoke happy memories, and research shows that music has a positive effect on everyone, but especially people with dementia, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and agitation. The affects can last for some hours and even days after participating in music and can create positive emotional benefits and feelings of joy for the whole family.
The event is open to all and will raise funds for Dementia Support Hampshire & IOW and Hampshire Cultural Trust.
Adjustments will be made to ensure that the event is suitable for people living with dementia, for example, the lighting will be slightly raised, and you are welcome to move around during the show if you need to. Dementia Support Hampshire & IOW staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide support. There is wheelchair access and a limited number of seats available for people with mobility impairment.
Tickets are £10 each and include a pre-show drink and a raffle ticket. They are available from Ashcroft Box Office on 01329 223100 or online at https://www.ashcroft.org.uk/event/sound-christmas