Part of Kilrenny Church Outreach activity includes a Dementia Support Group that started in September 2017. Volunteers from Kilrenny Church work in partnership with the Frail Elderly Project, the Community Psychiatric Nursing Service and Alzheimer’s Scotland

Initially this group was just a singing session, “Singing for the Memory at Kilrenny”, which meets on the last Wednesday in each month from 1.30 to 4.0 pm.

Each meeting starts with a warm welcome and a cup of tea and a biscuit and a chance to chat, served in Kilrenny Church Lounge. After that we sing together in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in the larger hall.

A qualified music leader leads the singing with accompanying words on a big screen for everyone to follow. The repertoire is varied including favourites from yester year, hymns and songs from films and musicals.

The singing sessions offer stimulating and social activities designed to enhance well-being, whilst providing enjoyment, encouraging that “feel good” factor. It also aims to boost confidence for those whose lives are affected by memory problems and dementia, as well as offering support for their carers.

In addition we are now increasing this outreach activity to two weekly meetings. The extra meeting will be on the middle Wednesday of each month, again from 1.30 to 4pm. In order to introduce variety, this meeting will be entitled “Music and Movement at Kilrenny”, where gentle exercise and movement to music will be the main emphasis followed by afternoon tea and cake.

Dates and times for 2019 of both dementia support meetings are listed below.

 Programme for 2019

                SINGING FOR THE MEMORY

                  MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

                            30th JANUARY

                        13th FEBRUARY
                            27th FEBRUARY

                        13th MARCH

                            27th MARCH

                        10th APRIL

                        8th MAY

                            29th MAY


                        12th JUNE

                            31st JULY

                           28th AUGUST



                       11th SEPTEMBER

                          25th SEPTEMBER

                          30th OCTOBER



                       13th NOVEMBER
                          27th NOVEMBER



                       11th DECEMBER





For further information or enquiries please contact:-

Ann Thomson         01333 310590

Ruby Urlotti            01333 311837