Stars of the past are ready to return a bit of toe-tapping glitz and glamour to residents at two Leeds care homes for the elderly.
Music-loving residents at the Copper Hill Residential and Nursing Home, in Hunslet, and Colton Lodges Nursing Home, in Colton, are set to re-live the music of the 1950s and that of Tom Jones today and tomorrow. (Oct 4 and Oct 5)
Tribute acts to the likes of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Dolly Parton are waiting in the wings to give Bupa care home residents nationwide a blast from the past this week.
The themed events come as part of Bupa’s Musical Moments week, which celebrates music through the ages in a bid to promote the therapeutic benefits that music offers older people.
The manager at Copper Hill, Verity Taylor, said: “It doesn’t matter if you have a favourite musical legend or just love listening to music, we’re going to get everyone involved in celebrating how powerful music is in lifting spirits, getting minds dancing and toes tapping.”
The Hunslet care home, in Church Street, is hosting a 1950s-themed musical party and is inviting members of the local community to join staff and residents today, from 2.30pm.
The highlight of the celebrations will be a visit by vocalist Linda Scott, who will perform songs from musicals.
A Tom Jones themed event, which is another of Bupa’s 300 musical events across the UK from Monday to Sunday, will also be open to the community at Colton Lodges Nursing Home tomorrow.
The week of events is supported by Music in Hospitals, a leading national charity which provides professionally performed concerts to help improve the lives of those in care.
Music in Hospital’s chief executive Steve Rowland-Jones said: “The therapeutic benefits of music are well documented, encouraging those who may struggle with memories to recall words and songs, and giving people a sense of self-esteem.”
Bupa’s Susan Ross added: “Music plays a huge role in unlocking memories and bringing everyone together. Anyone who wants to join us, or even help us recreate a musical era, will be very welcome.”
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