Colne View hits the right note with Vera Lynn sing-along

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Residents at Colne View sung their hearts out when they celebrated Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday by joining a nationwide sing-along.

Residents from Colne View enjoyed a day of singing in celebration of the force’s 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 and visitors enjoyed a special birthday afternoon tea and live music from local singer, and a favourite with Colne View residents, Jackie Marks.

Home manager at Colne View, Omar Taylor, 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 people of Halstead and Jackie Marks for this special occasion.”

More than 50 Care UK homes took part in the nationwide sing-along, culminating in a filmed tribute to the national treasure

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