Abney Court celebrates Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday with nationwide sing-along | Care UK

You are here

Abney Court celebrates Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday with nationwide sing-along

March 16 2017

Abney Court is inviting the community to join a nationwide sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.

Abney Court is inviting people in Cheadle to join them on Monday 20th March, from 2.00pm, to strike a chord for the forces’ sweetheart’s milestone birthday.

Residents and the team will be ensuring visitors are pitch perfect for the rendition of the popular war-time song “We’ll Meet Again”, with lyrics available and tasty treats on hand for all.

The British Legion will join the team and residents for the celebration, and entertainment will be provided by welsh singer, Sioned Roberts who will perform a selection of hits taking everyone on a ‘trip down memory lane’. The newly appointed head chef, Steve Dale, will also be preparing a 1940s-inspired afternoon tea for guests to enjoy.

Abney Court will be joined by Care UK care homes across the country for the nationwide sing-along to celebrate this special occasion.

Tracey Mitchell, home manager at Abney Court, commented: “We are all looking forward to taking a walk down memory lane and having a good sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s milestone birthday. Singing can be a powerful reminiscence activity, and Vera Lynn has written a number of iconic songs that many residents are likely to have grown up listening to.

“Even when memories become particularly hard to remember, often music can still be recalled, so a group sing-along can often be very calming for those living with dementia, and can encourage them to talk about memories from their childhood.

“We are thrilled to be joining Care UK care homes across the country and look forward to welcoming the people of Cheadle for this special occasion.”

Latest news

Our news

First for region: dementia friendly barber visits Hadrian Park

First for region: dementia friendly barber visits Hadrian Park

April 17 2018

Hadrian Park is one of the first in the region to be joined by a dementia friendly barber. 

Read more >

Care UK care homes celebrate Care Home Open Day

Care UK care homes celebrate Care Home Open Day

April 17 2018

Care UK care homes across the country are opening their doors to the local community in celebration of Care Home Open Day.

Read more >

Ambleside receives eggtra-special visit from local Brownies

Ambleside receives eggtra-special visit from local Brownies

April 11 2018

Ambleside had a cracking time celebrating Easter with a local Brownies pack.

Read more >

Health news

A bit of advice for London Marathon 2018 runners

A bit of advice for London Marathon 2018 runners

April 19 2018

It’s set to be a scorcher this Sunday, and while most of us will be pulling out the BBQ, over 40,000 people will be putting on their running shoes to take part in the 2018 London Marathon. 

Read more >

Read more news >