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.”