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North West Stroke Choir

Contact Joyce for information
Monday 6-7.30pm 

 

Dunelm Mill, The Pausa Cafe, St Mary's Way, Stockport, SK1 2HU

North West Stroke Choir is a Stroke Association Voluntary Group for people affected by stroke in the NW region. Volunteers run the group, and Simply Singing run the choir rehearsals.

The choir is made up of stroke survivors, families, volunteers and people who work with, or who have been affected by, stroke. The only requirement to join is a connection to stroke and a desire to sing - there are no auditions.

Members of NW Stroke Choir on "Why we love to sing"

  • Because it sets us free from aphasia. It’s so frustrating to get stuck with words, but with singing it’s different. It’s good for the facial muscles - my mouth stopped drooping after 2 or 3 weeks, and things like do-bi-do-bi-do are very good. 

  • I like to learn new things, it exercises the brain. It helps me switch off from stress and is very enjoyable. It is something to look forward to.

  • It's healing, fun, energising, spiritual. It lifts my spirits and my mood. There is a feeling of togetherness, we all feel better being part of the group. When you get it right there is nothing better, there is a big sense of accomplishment.

  • Reduces social isolation - I don’t get out much other than appointments. It’s the highlight of my week.

  • Has improved my confidence and raised my mood following my second stroke. Love the choices of songs we get to sing.

 

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