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Christmas Music for Health at Lark Hill

23rd December, 2011

Residents with dementia at Lark Hill Village in Nottingham have enjoyed a Christmas-themed day, including music and a good meal, all organised by their Locksmiths®.

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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 love singing."

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 heels!

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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For further information, please contact:

Lucy Henson, PR officer
0789 105 3062
lucy.henson@extracare.org.uk