The Golden-Oldies charity has restarted its Sing & Smile sessions aimed at older adults which take place monthly.
Aimed at combatting isolation for older adults, the groups meet to sing along to popular tunes by artists such as Sir Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield, Elvis, Doris Day, Petula Clark and more.
Prior to Covid, Goldies sessions took place across England and Wales. When they were forced to stop the Charity introduced GoldiesLive, online sofa-singing sessions for people to join in at home. GoldiesLive has continued for the past 18 months with sessions via its website and YouTube every week.
Goldies founder, Grenville Jones said: “We were very aware of the fact that many of the people who attended our daytime sessions prior to Covid lived lonely lives. If they were isolated before then Covid most certainly added to that loneliness.Our website has been fantastic at bringing the fun and the music into people’s homes during Lockdown.
“I am delighted that we are now able to bring back many of our daytime sessions with more in the months ahead. We will however continue with GoldiesLive sessions through to the end of this year, so we can keep on supporting those who remain at home.”
Goldies is a Registered Charity and asks those attending to make a £3 donation. Sessions take place 2-3pm at St Peter's Methodist Church in Cross Hills on the 1st Tuesday of each month (next session is 5th April), and 2-3pm at Steeton Methodist Church on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (next session is 15th March).