Susie Flintham who nominated Joyce said: “Joyce has volunteered with The Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain project since it began in North Shields. At times she has single-handedly run the group, which is a vital part of living well with dementia. Without the group people living with dementia can become isolated and housebound, but because Joyce kept the group going, these people now have a fun, rewarding and valuable group to attend on a Monday, which is a lifeline for some of those attendees. Leading the group is not simply about turning up and singing; it requires planning, taking the specialist needs of the group into account.”
Sadly Joyce was too unwell to attend our AGM so Susie Flintham collected the award on her behalf.