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

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Residents at Heather View sung their hearts out as they celebrated Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday by joining a nationwide singalong.

Residents and the team at Heather View enjoyed a day of singing in celebration of the forces sweetheart’s milestone birthday.

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.

The team were also celebrating some special birthdays within the home, as the guests of honour, residents Alice ‘Vera’ Ashby and Vera Pritchard, recently celebrated their 101st and 100th birthdays.

Home manager at Heather View, Trish Banks, 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.”

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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Beacon Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1AS

Heather View

CQC Rating: Good
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