The events are the latest in a range of collaborations between Sutton Council and Age UK, who run a range of social activities and exercise classes for older people throughout the borough in order to reduce loneliness among Sutton’s older residents.
“Providing for our older residents and making sure they have access to the support they need to continue to socialise and keep in touch with friends and family is extremely important for us.
“These events at the wonderful Honeywood Museum are a great way for vulnerable and isolated residents to enjoy company and activities in a safe, friendly environment.”
It is widely accepted that incorporating expressive arts into programmes for older adults and patients can have a very positive effect on mental and physical well-being. The activities on offer range from embroidery and arts sessions to musical singalongs. Music, in particular, can be a useful tool for those with memory loss to recapture lost memories.
Sing-a-long groups at Honeywood Museum take place on the following dates:
28th June 2016
16th August 2016
18th October 2016
13th December 2016
Marion Harper, CEO of Age UK Sutton, said:
“We’ve already had some fantastic joint events with Honeywood Museum and we’re delighted that Jane Howard, the amazing curator at Honeywood, sees the potential that this collaboration can have for both organisations – and, most importantly, for the older people of the borough.”
Jane Howard, Curator of Honeywood Museum, said:
“Honeywood Museum is a community asset and resource, which should be used and loved by all. It’s a place where people can come, be made to feel welcome, and get support to embrace the arts and have a good time.”
To find out about the range of activities, and the dates to book, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/sutton or call 020 8770 6959 for full details.