SINGING sessions have been launched to help people discover the benefits of flexing their vocal cords.
Ellesmere Port and Neston Live At Home Scheme support the advice from experts who suggest that singing can greatly improve health and happiness
Weekly sessions will take place every Thursday and anyone aged over 60 who is up for the challenge is welcome to go along.
Georgina West, the singing group tutor, said: “The best thing about this class is that you don’t have to be able to sing well, or even at all.
“The aim is to improve whatever ability you have through exercises in posture, breathing, memory and co-ordination.
“Singing is a fun and accessible activity for all ages and abilities.”
Health studies show that singing has benefits for people with breathing disorder chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Singing can also have positive effects for people with dementia and Parkinson’s Disease while participants have also reported social benefits.
Alison Thomson, of Ellesmere Port and Neston Live At Home Scheme, said: “It’s a known fact that singing can boost your happiness levels as well your health.
“It’s a great way to meet new people, share a tune or two and have some fun at the same time.
“Not only can singing help to keep your heart and lungs healthy, it’s good for the soul too because it improves mental and emotional wellbeing.” Sessions take place between 11.30am and 12.30pm each Thursday at Our Lady’s Church Hall, Enfield Road, Ellesmere Port.