JOIN YOUR GOLDIES SING-ALONG SOCIAL GROUP IN SHIREHAMPTON Are you looking for a fun daytime social group? Why not join the Goldies Sing & Smile session in Shirehampton at the Tithe Barn, High Street, BS11 ODE Goldies takes place on the first Wednesday of each month run by Shelley Cox. Why not try out the next session on 1st of February or the 1st of March. At Goldies we chat and laugh with friends whilst singing along to the hits of the 50s onwards, with artists such as Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Elvis, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and many more. Goldies is not a choir, you don’t have to be able to sing to join, just love music and socialising. SINGING IS GOOD FOR YOU! Did you know that apart from being fun and uplifting, singing has lots of health benefits? A good sing can stimulate your immune responses, release pain relieving endorphins, improve sleep and reduce snoring, improve lung capacity and posture, tone facial and stomach muscles. Singing is a great stress reliever too and is well known for improving mental health, supporting those experiencing grief and bereavement, and developing a sense of belonging and connectivity. The Charity, more fondly referred to as ‘Goldies’, was founded by Bath-based musician Grenville Jones in 2007; “Goldies Sing & Smile is something to look forward to, a chance to get out, make new friends and sing along to those popular hits of the past.” From small beginnings, and with Sir Cliff Richard as Patron, the work of the Charity has grown across England and Wales (Goldies Cymru) with over 120 daytime fun singalong Goldies sessions taking place in Libraries, community rooms and Church halls. Goldies Sing & Smile sessions are open to everyone, but particularly aim to reduce isolation with older adults. Our regular groups give people something to look forward to, a chance to get out, make new friends and most importantly, have fun. We ask for a £3 donation to attend. The Charity is always looking to recruit new session leaders and volunteers, currently with vacancies in both BANES and Bristol, and to hear from organisations who work with older isolated people. Visit the website www.golden-oldies.org.uk , call the office on 01761 470006 or email email@example.com for more information.