Mar 27, 2017
Residents from Cedrus House enjoyed a day of singing in celebration of the force’s sweethearts’ 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”.
Visitors to the home enjoyed entertainment from local singer, Jackie Raven, who performed a selection of Vera Lynn’s classic songs, including, The White Cliffs of Dover and Land of Hope and Glory.
Home manager at Cedrus House, Michelle Webster, 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 Jackie Raven and the Stowmarket community for this special occasion.”
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