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Glastonbury Court care home hits the right note with Vera Lynn sing-along

March 27th 2017

Residents at Glastonbury Court sung their hearts out when they celebrated Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday by joining a nationwide sing-along.

Residents from Glastonbury Court enjoyed a day of singing in celebration of the forces sweethearts’ milestone birthday.

The local community joined residents for the day, and enjoyed turning back the clock to sing the popular wartime song “We’ll Meet Again”.

Residents were also joined by Horringer Court School choir who performed a showcase of wartime classics to mark the occasion. 

Visitors to the home also enjoyed watching a documentary looking back at Vera Lynn’s life and a special birthday afternoon tea – complete with homemade birthday cake.

Home manager at Sharlene Van Tonder, Glastonbury Court, said: “We had a brilliant day celebrating Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday and the residents thoroughly enjoyed singing memorable hits from their younger years.

“Singing can be a powerful reminiscence activity, and many of the residents will have grown up listening to Vera Lynn’s music. Even when memories become particularly hard to remember, often music can still be recalled, so a group sing-along can be calming for those living with dementia, and can encourage them to talk about memories from their childhood.

“It was great to be joined by the local community and Horringer Court School for this special occasion.”

Our 80-bed care home specialises in supporting people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Keeping active is the key to staying independent, so we support residents to take part in a range of activities and even have their own small role in the home if that appeals to them – like laying the table for dinner.

Glastonbury Court
Glastonbury Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 2EX

0333 321 1989

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