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Skylark House celebrates Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday with nationwide sing-along

March 14th 2017

Skylark House is inviting the community to join a nationwide sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.

Skylark House is inviting people in Horsham to join them on Monday 20th March, from 10.45am, to strike a chord for the forces’ sweetheart’s milestone birthday.

The home will also be joined by Ken Harvey, a local pianist from St Mark’s Church, who will be performing a selection of wartime songs.

Residents and the team at the care home 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.

Skylark House will be joined by Care UK care homes across the country for the nationwide sing-along to celebrate this special occasion.

Devendra Lallchand, home manager at Skylark House, 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 are thrilled to be joining Care UK care homes across the country and look forward to welcoming the people of Horsham for this special occasion.”

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Care UK’s Horsham care home provides a wide range of care services for up to 82 older people. There’s a café, hair and beauty salon, a bar and cinema, as well as gorgeous gardens. Throughout the home are relaxing and beautifully furnished lounges for relaxing and spaces for activities. Every day brings something different. Residents keep busy with baking, dancing, crafts, pamper sessions, keep fit and games. Skylark House also loves to party: there’s often a birthday or anniversary to celebrate with a homemade cake, cards and flowers.

Skylark House
St Marks Lane
Horsham
Sussex
RH12 5PU

0333 321 1995

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