KiB and COVID-19
Older people feel more alone and isolated than ever before now that care homes and most hospitals have cancelled visits. The crisis hasn’t stopped KiB: our singers are spreading cheer at a safe distance – on doorsteps, through windows, and in the streets.
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A new KiB project offers in-depth training in how music makes a powerful difference to the health and wellbeing of older people living with the condition. The programme launches with a training day at Birmingham’s City Hospital on June 17. You will then get the chance to take your music onto the wards, mentored by KiB’s experienced music practitioners Jackie Roxborough and Chloe Knibbs. You will need to commit to 15 hours working on the wards to complete the programme.
“We hope to engage with a wide range of musicians, reflecting the area’s lively and diverse music scene,” says Chloe. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn how to form meaningful connections with those affected by dementia.” The project will culminate in a concert for patients at City Hospital.
If you’re interested in developing your creative practice and sharing your artistic talents to enhance patient experience, please contact project lead firstname.lastname@example.org
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