Justine Hallam and Paul Wright, who deliver the Enriched
Opportunities Programme® to residents at ExtraCare's largest
retirement village, invited Music for Health practitioner David
Jones in to provide some Christmas music for the group. He has been
coming to the Village to work with residents for over a year.
Paul said that the Music for Health group is very popular with
the EOP® group: "The residents really enjoy the music, they all
Residents, volunteers and staff enjoyed plenty of singing, a
Christmas quiz, and a bit of dancing. The staff had even chosen to
wear fancy dress for the occasion, with Justine dressed up as a
snowman and Paul as Snow White - complete with wig, tights and
Lark Hill resident Carol Cope said she was enjoying herself.
"I'm in the choir and I love singing," she said. "But we've stopped
for the holidays now and we don't start up again until January, so
it's nice to have a chance to sing here."
Justine and Paul praised the volunteers who had attended the
session to help the residents who live with dementia: Diane
Griffin, Gillian Radford, Pauleen Davies, Lucy McMaster, Maureen
Hudson and William White. Paul explained: "We're able to have
almost one-to-one attention because of our volunteers which is
fantastic. They're very good, and it's great to have so many."
Picture: The EOP® volunteers at Lark Hill Village:
Diane Griffin, Gillian Radford, Pauleen Davies, Lucy McMaster and
Maureen Hudson, at Lark Hill's EOP® Christmas Party.
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