Christina McKelvie MSP with Stonehouse Jubilee Jammers
It was all singing and dancing in Stonehouse last week as local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, visited the Stonehouse Jubilee Club.
Based in the Stonehouse Lifestyles Centre, the Stonehouse Jubilee Club – operating since March 2012 – offers a fun, social and supportive outreach for those suffering with dementia.
Meeting every Thursday at 1.30pm, the club have their very own ‘Jubilee Jammers’, four of the Stonehouse Jubilee Club volunteers who have organised themselves into a musical quartet.
Using musical therapy to alleviate dementia, the Jubilee Jammers perform a variety of folk, war-time and popular songs – all with audience participation as standard.
On hand to jam with the Jubilee Jammers was local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie.
Commenting on the visit, Christina McKelvie MSP said:
“It was a joy to visit the Jubilee Jammers to see first-hand their amazing community spirit and togetherness in combatting dementia.
“Community, caring based outlets like Stonehouse Jubilee Club are a vital lifeline for many of my constituents who may be experiencing social isolation.
“As the local MSP, the parliamentary summer recess gives me additional time to get around the constituency and see the wonderful work being done by organisations just like the Jubilee Club – even if I got slightly carried away in the sing along!
“I’m very grateful for the club inviting me along and I’ll always be singing their praises as their local constituency MSP.
Vice-Chair of Stonehouse Jubilee Club, Patricia Smith added:
“We were delighted to see Christina join us at Stonehouse Lifestyles.
“Jubilee Club members love to see visitors coming along and joining in with their entertainment.
“Music, fun and laughter that is the Club's motto."