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Glastonbury Court celebrates Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday with nationwide sing-along

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Glastonbury Court is inviting the local community to join them for a sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.

Glastonbury Court is inviting people in Bury St Edmunds to join them on Monday 20th March, from 2.30pm-4pm, to strike a chord for the forces sweetheart’s milestone birthday.

The care home team will be decorating the home with Vera Lynn posters, artwork and album covers to mark the occasion. Visitors will be able to enjoy a documentary looking back over Vera’s life and a special birthday afternoon tea – complete with homemade birthday cake.

The care home is also inviting Horringer Court School choir to join them for the celebrations.

Residents and the care home team 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.

Sharlene Van Tonder, home manager at Glastonbury Court, 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 look forward to welcoming the people of Bury St Edmunds to Glastonbury Court for this special occasion.”

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Glastonbury Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2EX

Glastonbury Court

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Day club

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