About The Memory Choir (TMC)
The Memory Choir (TMC) is a social enterprise with the aim of enhancing the wellbeing of people living with Dementia through singing as a group.
TMC was founded in April 2018 by Kim Garner (Romsey, Hampshire UK), a social care professional with a passion for singing and entertaining people of all ages. Being something close to her heart, Kim embarked on a new venture to enhance the lives of those living with dementias lives following reading some research on how singing can be a beneficial part of overall care.
There is a lot of evidence to show that singing provides people living with Dementia, moments of memories that re-connect them to the present and to their loved ones. It also provides those closest to them, a chance to be with the person they knew, and enjoy a meaningful activity they can both take part in and experience a positive result.
TMC is designed to connect people living with Dementia, their carers, friends, family and supporters. TMC also provides an opportunity to forge new friendships which add further support systems to their challenging daily lives.
A core aim of TMC is to continue to engage with a variety of businesses that have a wellbeing aspect to what they offer, are local to a community TMC choir, and will provide discounts and support members of TMC so that they may benefit from a variety of experiences that will enhance their overall wellbeing.