Dementia charity launches Musical Tea month

Playlist for Life, a Music and Dementia charity, has launched a Musical Tea Campaign to help people stay connected while social distancing continues. The charity is asking people to hold various virtual musical tea events throughout October.
Musical tea month - afternoon tea with music notes

Playlist for Life is encouraging people to host an event that is in guidance with the government's corona-virus guidelines and suits their personal situation. To help, the charity has suggested a variety of ways in which you can get involved:

  • Over the phone (two people can have a cup of tea and share a memory and tune, or people can use one of our music quizzes and sing the missing lyric/write it down on a piece of paper and compare answers at the end)
  • Socially distanced outside
  • Socially distanced in their home
  • Virtual over Zoom/Skype
  • Care homes with residents in a bubble

When asked how the idea came about, the charity said, 

"We’ve all been looking for creative ways to stay connected and support one another while the need for social distancing continues. Hosting a Musical Tea is a great excuse to get together, have a cuppa and cake, and share our favourite songs and memories."

Playlist for Life has various free resources and guidance to help you make the most of your event safely and enjoyably. 

Register, and you’ll be given access to their Musical Tea resources page where you will find email invitations, printable postcards, bunting, cake flags, colourful Zoom backgrounds, fun music activities, music-inspired recipe ideas and more. 

Speaking on behalf of the charity, Surrinder Bains, shared the power of music for those living with dementia. 

Musical Teas bring people together to celebrate the connection between music and memories while raising awareness of the power of personal music for people living with dementia.

To register for a downloadable Musical Tea pack or to request a pack in the post, visit the Musical Tea sign-up page.

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