PARTICIPANTS at Dignity in Dementia’s intergenerational community come dancing sessions showcased their talents to a VIP visitor.

Cumbria’s High Sheriff, Marcia Reid-Fotheringham visited the Mhub in Milnthorpe to learn more about the sessions and the joy they bring to the older people who attend, as well as to Year 5 pupils from Milnthorpe Primary School. They come together and dance to music from the 1950s and '60s.

During a break in the music the High Sheriff enthralled everyone with the history of the office which has its origins in the 10th century.

Dignity in Dementia has recently set up ’A Different Tune’, Cumbria’s first relaxed music group that meets weekly in Grange-over-Sands. The group provides an opportunity for anyone who previously enjoyed playing a musical instrument to get together and make music in a relaxed, non-pressured environment.

It is led by Jane Theadham, who is also involved with The Bay Community Singers and The Grange Amateur Operatic Society. It meets on Tuesday mornings during school term times in the United Reformed Church Hall (10.30 – 11.45 am). The Group is also looking for donations of percussion instruments. If you have any please email