Colne View is inviting the community to join a nationwide sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.
Colne View is inviting people in Halstead to join them on Monday 20th March from 10.30am, 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 wartime song “We’ll Meet Again”, which will be followed by a slideshow of photos from Vera’s life and reminiscence activities with the residents.
The care team is also hosting a special birthday afternoon tea with live music from local singer, and a favourite with Colne View residents, Jackie Marks.
Colne View will be joined by Care UK care homes across the country for the nationwide sing-along to celebrate this special occasion.
As well as celebrations at the care home, some residents will be making the trip to the London Palladium for the Vera’s official birthday celebrations, where they will present Vera’s daughter, Virginia Lewis, with a birthday card for her mother.
Omar Taylor, home manager at Colne View 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 Halstead for this special occasion.”