Merry Christmas and an ‘appy’ new year to Greater Manchester’s older residents
• New app to bring Christmas concert to the homes of Greater Manchester’s older residents, especially those living with dementia
• The free concert, featuring a sing-a-long, will be broadcast live on 20 December
A Christmas concert is set to be beamed directly to older residents in Greater Manchester thanks to a new app, Greater Moments. The app is helping bring moments that matter to people during the coronavirus pandemic, especially those living with dementia.
The Greater Moments Christmas concert will be streamed from 20 December at 3pm and feature a professionally produced singalong performance, a school production and messages of recognition and hope from across the Greater Manchester community.
The concert will be streamed via the Greater Moments app, that has recently been launched. The app aims to help people living with dementia share their experiences of the condition while also directing them to local support and activities. The app has been developed by Dementia United, Greater Manchester’s programme for dementia.
The Christmas concert is being supported by Hitch Marketing, Media City production company Badger and Coombes and will be recorded at The Met in Bury. Acclaimed musical theatre singer Roy Locke will be leading the show, having previously performed in theatres and opera houses across the world.
Those tuning in will be invited to ‘score’ how they are feeling before and after the event in order to support the app’s wider aim of learning more about the day-to-day lives of those affected by dementia and to help improve the current support on offer to them.
Professional carers, family carers or anybody living with dementia can register for the concert at www.greatermoments.org.uk.
Anyone else who’d like to watch the concert can do so by registering for our free on Eventbrite: https://eventbrite.com/e/greater-moments-christmas-event-tickets-132274142521