Sound Store

Sound Store
Adults

Sound Store

Storytelling and sound-scaping to support memory and recall for older people in care homes.

About

Working in partnership with local care homes Somerset Care and The Barchester Group, Sound Store is a pilot programme that sets out to address the challenges faced by older people in care settings during the pandemic. 

Sessions provide opportunities to reminisce and capture memories through sound exploration and storytelling. They are fun and creative and also help to maintain cognitive ability. But above all else they create a sense of belonging and connectivity at a time of prolonged periods of uncertainty and isolation.

Through large group activities as well as intimate and personalised programmes of engagement for 1 or 2 participants, the sessions have provided opportunities for meaningful social interactions and relationship development between participants, their families and care home staff. 

Details

When: January – June 2021

How to join: if you are a care home or care provider, please get in touch

Do you have any questions?

Contact us if you have any questions about our Sound Store sessions, we will be more than happy to help you!

What people say about Sound Store

Testimonials

Participants are invited on a different journey every single week with personalised and interactive storytelling brought to life by live sound effects and music. Bespoke sing-a-longs welcome each individual to take a trip down memory lane to reminisce and share their unique stories. A novel, collective, social experience.

Jenny Hibberd Music Leader

Residents Olivia and Lyn enjoying a virtual music therapy session run by Evolve Music. They sang and danced in their chairs and very much enjoyed the session. Both ladies are looking forward to next week, the sessions are beneficial, captivating and great fun

Activities Coordinator Broomfield Care Centre

It was such a positive experience for residents - hugely beneficial and enjoyable. They were very uplifted after the session. They were singing as they came out of the session and that went on for most of the day. The interaction of the stories and music worked brilliantly

Activities Coordinator Broomfield Care Centre

Meet Your Music Leaders

Music Leader

Nick Atkins

Music Leader

Jenny Hibberd

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