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Silversprings and Haven Lodge celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday with nationwide sing-along

March 14th 2017

Silversprings and Haven Lodge are inviting the community to join a nationwide sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.

Silversprings and Haven Lodge are inviting local people to join them on Monday 20th March to strike a chord for the forces sweetheart’s milestone birthday.

From 2pm-4pm, guests are invited to join residents at Silversprings who will be taking part in reminiscence activities and sharing their memories of Vera Lynn.

The team at Haven Lodge will be inviting family, friends and the congregation of Christ Church to join them for the celebrations.

Residents and the teams at the homes will be ensuring visitors are pitch perfect for the rendition of the popular war-time song “We’ll Meet Again”, with lyrics available and tasty treats on hand for all.

Silversprings and Haven Lodge will be joined by Care UK care homes across the country for the nationwide sing-along to celebrate this special occasion.

Susan Oates, home manager at Silversprings 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.”

Dave Connelly, home manager at Haven Lodge added: “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 local people for this special occasion.”

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