A WINCHESTER music class aimed at older people has proved so popular another session will be introduced.

The Singing for Wellbeing project, run by the Winchester Live At Home Scheme (WLAHS), was first launched with the help of the Centre of Arts at Winchester University a year ago.

As of September 22 classes will be held at the United Church on Jewry Street from 11am-12.30pm and 1.30-3pm.

Claire Morgan, manager of the WLAHS, said: “The sessions aim is to enhance health and sense of wellbeing through music and song, making the group particularly important for those with memory loss or other long-term health issues.

“The repertoire is chosen from a wide range of resources and designed to be accessible and fun for all. Participants are invited to contribute their songs, memories and ideas and are encouraged to be fully involved with the group.

“Whatever your background or experience you will be made welcome, and we encourage people to come along and try the class for free.”

Carers and partners are also invited to attend and participate in the classes.

Claire added: “The support offered by the group is also very valuable to the carers, who are able to receive advice from the volunteers, many of whom have a personal experience of similar issues to those faced by the members and their carers.”

For more information, contact the WLAHS office on 01962 890995 or email office@wlahs.org.