Vocal VibesBased in Edinburgh, Vintage Vibes is an award-winning project that aims to reduce isolation and loneliness among over 60s in the city. They tackle ageism by creating groups and long-term mutual friendships based on shared interests. Through the social connections they have helped create, Vintage Vibes has positively impacted the lives of over 230 older people living in Edinburgh every week. 

In 2018, they piloted a new singing group called ‘Vocal Vibes’, which has since gone from strength to strength. Run by volunteers and participants, the group ensures there are no barriers to entry: there is no audition, no requirement to read music, and no fee.

The group meets fortnightly in an accessible venue, with the focus of bringing isolated older people together to build up confidence, bring joy and create new connections. Participants say: 

"I have been a member of Vocal Vibes since its formation and have found it very therapeutic. It's a most enjoyable part of my life and is an important part of my social life." 

“After long term caring I was totally exhausted. Vocal Vibes really helped my recovery, the singing, the friendship, I had so much to be grateful for!”

You can find out more via their website or follow them on Facebook, X/Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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