A personalised playlist can tell the story of your life through music, making playlists a great way to connect and get to know someone on a deeper level.
We work with over 2,500 Playlist for Life ‘Help Points’ around the UK: community groups supporting people living with dementia, their families and carers. As well as offering practical support and advice, Help Points often host community gatherings, drop-in sessions and fun activities.
Derbyshire Stroke and Neuro Therapy centre is a charity that supports people living with the long-term challenges of stroke, dementia, head injury and other neurological conditions.
On 20th September, to celebrate National Playlist Day, they hosted a Musical Tea: a fun-filled day of tasty treats and meaningful music.
Ann South, music therapist at Derbyshire Stroke and Neuro Therapy centre, said:
Musical Tea activities
The group sparked memories through activities like ‘name that theme tune’, ‘guess the missing lyrics’ and ‘musical bingo’. An entertainer took requests from the group, playing a full set of songs suggested by service users, creating their very own community playlist.
If your community organisation would like to host a Musical Tea, more information and free resources are available here.