Residents at Perry Manor sung their hearts out when they celebrated Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday by joining a nationwide sing-along.
Residents from Perry Manor enjoyed a day of singing in celebration of the forces’ sweetheart’s 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 embraced the wartime theme by making red and blue bunting for the celebration and everyone got in the party spirit with 1940s music from Martin Leonard.
Katherine Matthews, home manager at Perry Manor 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 for this special occasion, and to share memories of wartime together. Martin also took us all back to the 1940s with his wartime repertoire, helping everyone get in the party spirit!”
More than 50 Care UK homes took part in the nationwide sing-along, culminating in a filmed tribute to the national treasure