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

March 14th 2017

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

Cavell Court is inviting people in Cringleford to join them on Monday 20 March, from 2pm, to strike a chord for the forces sweetheart’s milestone birthday.

The team, residents and local singer Kyle Heltzel, will be ensuring visitors are pitch perfect for the rendition of the popular wartime song “We’ll Meet Again”.  

Adding to the celebrations, the team will be decorating the home with photos and posters of Vera Lynn, and there will be crosswords and puzzles with a Vera Lynn theme. The care home will also be screening a documentary based on Vera Lynn’s life in the homes’ cinema, and there will be afternoon tea prepared by the home’s head chef.

Samantha Woods, customer relations manager at Cavell 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 look forward to welcoming the people of Cringleford to Cavell Court for this special occasion.”

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Cavell Court, in the heart of Cringleford, Norwich is a modern, purpose-built care home that opened in July 2015. We provide round-the-clock nursing and residential care as well as specialist care for older people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We also deliver short-term respite care, as well as sensitive palliative and end of life care.

Cavell Court
140 Dragonfly Lane
NR4 7SW (postcode for sat nav NR4 7LH)

0333 321 1980

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care