The residents from our Lindsey Hall Care Home on Clee Road Cleethorpes, have stunned carers and families with their beautiful singing voices, as they held their very first festive singing choir performance for everyone within the home last week, following several weeks of practicing and rehearsals.
Donna the activity lead at the Care Home added “a few weeks back our activity team thought it would be a good idea to start singing a few carols to bring in the festive cheer, little did we know the residents would commit themselves to rehearse every week culminating in them performing for their loved ones and other residents. With our guidance and encouragement, the residents sang their hearts out and even made a few loved one’s cry!”
“We are so proud of them all and hope it’s given them all some confidence and helped them achieve what they said they initially thought they couldn’t do”.
The Yorkare Homes care group aims to provide meaningful activity whether that be physical, social, or leisure, tailored to the individual’s needs and preferences of their residents. Getting older is not a disease or a condition; and although old age often involves loss, residents do not lose the ability to make choices, learn, laugh, or experience. They engage both residents and the team to make our Homes a fun and positive place to work, where people can achieve things, they didn’t think were possible, with the ultimate aim to support their residents to feel of value.
One of the residents from the Care home choir also added “we didn’t think anyone would come to watch nor did we think that we would be any good, or even hold a note as most of us hadn’t done this for years, but we were all so very wrong, it has been so wonderful, and singing brings us so much joy and happiness”
The residents at the Care Home now wish to continue weekly choir practice as they enjoyed it so much and have succeeded in putting smiles on lots of people’s faces including their own.