Mar 14, 2017
The Potteries is inviting people in Poole to join them on Monday 20th March, from 11am, to strike a chord for the forces’ sweetheart’s milestone birthday.
The team will be joining forces with nearby home, Ferndown Manor, to hold a special celebration in the home’s cinema. A montage of photos and videos showing Vera Lynn’s life story will be shown in the cinema at 11am, and residents will also be joined by The Land Girls at 3pm who will be performing a number of wartime songs, to get everyone in the party spirit.
Residents and the Care UK team at the care home 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.
The Potteries will be joined by Care UK care homes across the country for the nationwide sing-along to celebrate this special occasion.
Zita Turner, home manager at The Potteries, 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 Poole for this special occasion.”
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