As part of our social commitment to the local community we are looking at ways in which we can share our skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to improving the well-being of the elderly.
What does this look like?
There are a growing number of activities we will be involved with. Here are a few that we have initiated:-
Offering free staff training to local businesses to empower their workers in how to be supportive to the specific needs of the elderly e.g. dementia friendly shopping experiences.
Running support workshops for family members of those diagnosed with dementia. These may address specific issues e.g. how do I make the home as safe as possible?
Supporting the drive in Tenterden to achieve ‘Dementia Friendly’ Town status by offering advice and guidance from our training team.
Raising funds for identified local charities that support the elderly in as many creative ways as we can!
Singing for Health – outreach support in the community
Singing for Health was started in 2014 by Ann Morgan. Using her decades of experience in music education Ann has devised a singing programme that lends itself well to be used with groups of ‘more mature’ participants (60 years+). The programme promotes physical and mental well- being using musical stimuli. Visiting workshops are offered free of charge within the Weald of Kent by The Care Company as part of their commitment to promoting well-being for the more elderly members of the community. If you have a group you think would enjoy a session then please call the office and Ann will get back to you to book your session. Sessions are usually approximately an hour long but can be tailored to meet your needs. Ann is happy to run sessions for groups with care needs such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, but any group who feel they would like to enjoy the health benefits of singing together are welcome to request a session. All that we ask it that you provide a warm and welcoming, relaxed atmosphere for participants with a beverage at the start to aid warming of the vocal chords!