Care UK’s Laurel Dene care home was alive with the sound of music as residents enjoyed a sensory music week.
Throughout the week, residents and local community groups took part in daily workshops run by the Eye Music Trust, to create music and colour through movement using a sensory system and providing those with limited mobility opportunities to create their own songs.
A visual artist also visited the home and helped residents to create paintings which are currently on display at Laurel Dene. At the end of the week, the home hosted a concert and residents performed for family and friends.
Speaking about the project, home manager Kathy Harman said: “I’m always looking to plan interesting and exciting things for residents at Laurel Dene and the sensory music workshop was enjoyed by all. The music and colour experience was perfect for those with limited mobility and people living with dementia who respond strongly to colour, light and sound.
“Residents are at the heart of everything we do here at Laurel Dene and it was great to provide them with a fulfilling activity. I’m hoping to do more events like this in the future and will definitely be inviting Eye Music back.”
Situated on Hampton Road, Laurel Dene has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full time residential nursing and specialist dementia care.
For more information, contact customer relations manager Amanda Speck by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0333 434 3049. For more information on the Music Eye Trust, visit http://www.eyemusic.org.uk