Hartismere Place is inviting the local community to join a sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.
Hartismere Place is inviting people in Eye to join them on Monday 20th March, from 2.30pm, to strike a chord for the forces sweetheart’s milestone birthday.
Visitors will be able to enjoy entertainment from local signing group, The Gislingham Jubilee Singers, and a special birthday afternoon tea – complete with homemade birthday cake.
Residents and the care home team will be ensuring visitors are pitch perfect for the rendition of the popular wartime song “We’ll Meet Again”, with lyrics available and tasty treats on hand for all.
Marie Reeve, home manager at Hartismere Place, 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 Eye to Hartismere Place for this special occasion.”