Goldies reaches out to brighten the lives of older isolated people across Devon. The Golden-Oldies Charity, more fondly referred to as ‘Goldies’, was founded by Bath-based musician Grenville Jones in 2007.
Goldies reaches out to brighten the lives of older isolated people across Devon.
The Golden-Oldies Charity, more fondly referred to as ‘Goldies’, was founded by Bath-based musician Grenville Jones in 2007. For many years Grenville had built a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost choir leaders and had learnt first-hand of the positive social effects of singing in a choir or a music group. “I wanted to grab the atmosphere of fun and friendship and bring it to older isolated people through daytime ‘singalongs’ of the memory-evoking hits of the 60s and onwards.”
Goldies gives older isolated people something to look forward to, a chance to get out, make new friends and singalong to those popular hits of the past.
In the UK there are millions of people who are living in isolation and missing out on regular contact with their family and friends. Getting together, making friends and having fun are the basis of this Charity and its simple ethos – to give people events they can look forward to.
The Golden-Oldies Charity is based on the well documented fact that singing is good for you, it encourages good breathing and brightens up your day and gives you a chance to meet other people. It puts a SMILE on your face!
The songs are carefully chosen and based on the well known sing-along his of the 50s 60s & 70s. They encourage people to clap in rhythm to the music, tap their feet, smile and more often that not … get up and dance!
Join Katie Jones 2pm – 3pm here at The Beehive.
(Friday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm