NAPA stands for National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People. NAPA was founded in 1997 by a small group of like minded individuals who wanted to improve the quality of activities for older people. Their vision statement is "Activity is at the heart of care for older people"

As the NAPA Annual Challenge Music in the Air Week comes to fruition for the summer of 2010, NAPA are pleased to report that many homes throughout the country have been singing, strumming and tapping for the possibility of the £3,000 first prize.

NAPA is inviting our champions within care settings to find different ways of bringing music into the daily life of a home - for individuals and for groups, for people who have dementia and those who are physically unwell. Music, perhaps more than anything else in a care home, has the potential to transform a mood in a room, whether to lift spirits or cause stress.

Sally Knocker, NAPA's Director of Communications said "Following on from last year's successful Breath of Fresh Air competition, we are really excited about a new challenge this year - probably a welcome change given the weather this week!"

NAPA is looking forward to hearing lots of stories about the songs which have been sung and the music which has been listened to and created during this week.

Application forms and entries need to be submitted by 9th July 2010.

For further information contact the NAPA office:-

Telephone : 0207 078 9375
Fax : 0207 735 9634