For 10 years, The Smiling Sessions have offered participatory, high quality singing experiences for senior citizens in care homes in deprived areas of London; helping them become more integrated and stay healthy and active. Now, in these unprecedented times, we are keener than ever to harness the power of music and singing to support their wellbeing and mental health.
Our weekly Smiling Remotely Sessions is our way of reaching out to them – many are completely confined to one small room 24/7 – in a safe, remote way. We want to help keep their spirits up and let them know we’re thinking about them.
The sessions are filmed by our fabulous musicians and the occasional celebrity guest and created as pre-recorded videos (with on screen lyrics) as a downloadable link and mp3. We hope our weekly singalong sessions will increase morale and well-being for isolated and older people during these difficult times.
Watch this space for news of our Smiling Remotely App. This will make access to our song video library really easy for carers and staff, and available longterm to the public.
Log in next week: Watch all our Smiling Remotely Sessions to date and take part in our next session here
Donate: Please consider supporting us at this time. We want to sing, connect and communicate with as many vulnerable and isolated older people as possible. Click here to make a donation
Find out more: To find out more about our new Smiling Remotely Project, please contact: email@example.com