Singing with our Community

The concept of this program (Singing with our Community) began following consultation with consumers attending NovaCare’s Social Day Centre who felt that the activities program required enhancement. NovaCare’s social day centre provides events and activities to promote social engagement for members of the local community who are aged 65 years and over, have unmet health and wellness needs, and who may be at risk of social isolation and consequent premature admission into a Residential Aged Care Facility. Our organisation is committed to an inclusive model of care that supports, building awareness and acceptance of all people living in our community. Inclusive practice cultivates tolerance and supports open communication, builds a sense of community and opportunity to share life experiences. A variety of activities were investigated as to the appropriateness to being offered for those elders who live at home. After substantial research into programs that would meet our criteria “Sing Out Loud Together” (SOLT) was chosen. “SOLT” is a program that supports inclusiveness in a practical and meaningful way. Our objectives were to provide a program that enhanced social interaction and minimised the risk of social isolation. Music therapy interventions are designed to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, enhance memory, improve communication, and provide unique opportunities for interaction. Our organisation approached the Arts ... Read More



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Mr Joesph McCarthy

NovaCare Community Services Limited

NovaCare is a Hunter based independent, registered charity providing quality community care ... Read More