Mar 27, 2017
Residents from Appleby House care enjoyed a day of singing in celebration of the forces sweetheart’s milestone birthday.
Residents were joined by nurses and service personnel from Headley Court for the day, and enjoyed ‘turning back the clock’ to sing the popular wartime song “We’ll Meet Again”. The home was also joined by singer Frances Fry, who performed a selection of iconic songs to get everybody warmed up ahead of the big sing-along.
As part of the celebrations, the home took part in its own rendition of Vera Lynn’s iconic song, “We’ll Meet Again”, which has been included a special video message wishing her a happy birthday.
Home manager at Appleby House, Shona Bradbury, 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 our guests from Headley Court for this special occasion and would also like to thank Frances Fry for getting everybody in the party spirit.”
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