Today some of our residents joined the Theatre for Health and Wellbeing Hearts and Minds project. This is an over 65s music and drama group. Participants gain skills in lyric writing, music making and drama. They come from a range of elderly care settings across Tameside and meet up every Thursday morning at Guide Bridge Theatre (Audenshaw) to get creative. Many are economically disadvantaged. Many are experiencing mental and/or physical health issues. All of them are passionate about music and drama and creating work that helps bring about positive change within their community. The group is delivered and maintained by Mr One Million CIC. Tackling loneliness and isolation in old age is an issue that the group feel very passionate about and they are currently working towards a piece of music theatre that will tour local primary schools raising awareness of this issue.
Here is a link for the Theatre for Health and Wellbeing work being done in Tameside, some of our residents feature: