Mar 16, 2017
Perry Manor is inviting people in Worcester to join them on Sunday 19th March, from 2.30pm, to strike a chord for the forces’ sweetheart’s milestone birthday.
Ahead of the celebration, residents have been making red and blue bunting and war-time themed decorations. Singer Martin Leonard will be on hand to get everyone in the party spirit with classic songs from the era. Guests will be treated to tea and cake prepared by head chef, Pete McGregor.
Residents and the team at the care home will be ensuring visitors are pitch perfect for the rendition of the popular war-time song “We’ll Meet Again”, with lyrics available and tasty treats on hand for all.
Perry Manor will be joined by Care UK care homes across the country for the nationwide sing-along to celebrate this special occasion.
Katherine Matthews, home manager at Perry Manor, 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 Worcester for this special occasion.”
Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 1ET
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