THE TREMELOES CHOIRS

Friday 10.30am to 11.30am (followed by refreshments)

Coatham Lodge, Coatham Road

Redcar

 

Wednesday 11.15am to 12.15pm

Town Hall Close

Stokesley Library

Stokesley

Cheshire Holmes, Marske. 1940s

The Tremeloes Choirs were set up by Janet Duffy from the Parkinson Advanced Symptom Unit (PASU) and were initially singing groups led by Paula Odell for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and their friends or partners. However, as the choirs have become more established there are now a varied range of members who don't all suffer from Parkinsons Disease but who enjoy the sessions for alternative health reasons. 

WHY IS SINGING GOOD FOR PARKINSONS DISEASE

Singing increases your sense of well-being because it is an activity which produces endorphins. Endorphins are a natural chemical within the body which fights against pain and makes people happy. 

 

Singing on a regular basis strengthens the muscles in the 'inner' larynx used for speech and singing. 

 

Paula Odell encourages correct vocal technique which keeps the vocal cords healthy.

 

The 'correct' breathing method used for singing reduces anxiety and stress. 

 

Small scale choreography used during sessions is good for improving coordination problems.