Our Projects

Working with Older People

Make a Move is a dementia-friendly charity.  We work with people with dementia and those who look after them.  Movement to music can slow the progression of dementia and we see other changes such as an increase in vitality, self-expression, relaxation, alertness, self-esteem, social connection and alleviation of anxiety.

Weekly face to face classes resume from 21 May 2021 after an extended period online due to Coronavirus. A warm and friendly welcome awaits at our Movement & Music classes – please join us every Thursday starting 21 May 2021, between 10:30 am. and 11:30 am. We can’t wait to see you in person.

To find out more, please call Paula Smith on 07946 351997 or E-mail admin@makeamove.org.uk

Our flyer is available for download and provides full details of our Movement & Music classes: –

Music and movement hold deep and lifelong associations and connections for people, and older people can maintain, and even improve, their physical wellbeing and social engagement by participating in our music and movement sessions.


For older adults and people with dementia,
movement to music can stimulate an increase in vitality, self-expression, relaxation, alertness and self-esteem, and a corresponding alleviation of
anxiety, loneliness, and isolation.


We work using reminiscence techniques, music, dance and movement to encourage memory and response in people with dementia. We use repeated routines of movement progressively throughout the sessions so that there is familiarity in each session.

Our Sponsors

Who keeps us going?

As a charity, we receive funding from several trusts and foundations:

Case Study

In 2015 we delivered sessions in Hazelmeir Day Centre, Pinelea Day Centre, Midsomer Norton and Peggy Dodd Day Centre, Combe Down. Participants and their carers reported improvements in mood, which continued long after the sessions had ended.

Contact us

For more information about our work with older people, please email info@makeamove.org.uk

Thank you! You’ve brought smiles to all our clients’ faces!

Rachel, Manager at Peggy Dodd Day Centre