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Our Turn - Dance and Dementia Group Assistant

Our Turn - Dance and Dementia Group Assistant

Organisation role · 0–3 hrs/Week
TA13 5LR, South Petherton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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Take Art are currently looking for volunteers with interest in or experience of dance or keeping active who would like to support the Our Turn project.

Detailed description

Our Turn is a 2 year programme of creative day time activities that provide dance and wordplay sessions to support people with memory loss or dementia and their carers. Through the Dance and Dementia group starting in the Autumn we will deliver an accessible programme of creative dance activity for Our Turn working with patients living with dementia. Using specialist dance practitioners who are trained Postural Structural Instructors we aim to enhance mobility and stability and reduce the risk of falls as part of the classes. The sessions will be delivered at Milford Community Hall, Yeovil on Tuesday afternoons 1:30 - 4:30pm.

The community based dance and dementia sessions will ensure that people living with impaired cognition and dementia will have the opportunity to be engaged in 60 sessions over the course of the project, as well as carers and family members who will be encouraged to join in as peer motivators.

As a Dance and Dementia Group Assistant you will participate in the dance sessions, offering encouragement and support to other group members as well as provide social interaction and help with serving teas and coffees.

Dance and Dementia Group Assistants are part of the dance team delivering the project and your help will ensure that all participants get the one-to-one support they need to maximise the benefits of taking part.

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About Take Art

Founded in 1987, Take Art is a pioneering Somerset-based charity that creates life-changing opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to experience, participate and work in the arts. Our theatre, dance, music, early years and rural touring activity, produced in partnership with other organization’s (both arts and non-arts), is often targeted at the most disadvantaged, including people living in rural areas and those who don’t access the arts for economic, social or psychological reasons.