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

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Heatherbrook is inviting the community to join a nationwide sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.

Heatherbrook is inviting people in Romford to join them on Monday 20th March, from 11.00am to 12.00pm to strike a chord for the forces’ sweetheart’s milestone birthday.

Residents and the team will be joined by local singer Tracy Lee and Ascension Church to take part in the national sing-along celebrations.

The team at the care home will be ensuring everyone is pitch perfect for the rendition of the popular wartime song “We’ll Meet Again”, with lyrics available and tasty treats on hand for all.

Heatherbrook will be joined by Care UK care homes across the country for the nationwide sing-along to celebrate this special occasion.

Olubunmi Oduweku, home manager at Heatherbrook, 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 are thrilled to be joining Care UK care homes across the country and look forward to welcoming the people of Romford for this special occasion.”

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