Entirely Yorkshire

HULL HEALTH NEWS

Monday February 4 2019


Song writing music to ears of Hica care home residents




Song writing music to ears of Hica care home residents

People living with dementia at a Withernsea care home are taking on a new challenge that’s music to the ears.

 

Residents of Hica’s Tamarix Lodge on Queen Street are combining their lyric-writing talents to produce a song, which will be performed by Withernsea Ladies’ Choir at a concert to be held at the Meridian community centre in March.

 

The song, which celebrates the joy of spring, has been produced as part of an outreach music making programme delivered by the charity orchestra Manchester Camerata.

 

The orchestra is a pioneer in music-led dementia therapy that helps young and older people in communities across the UK to overcome barriers in their lives.

 

Composer Richard Taylor is working at Tamarix Lodge, taking music lessons, where residents get the chance to play bells, tambourines and other instruments, and composing music for their song.

 

The move is part of an initiative organised by Hica’s care home manager Alison Bedford to improve the wellbeing of their residents.

 

She said: “Music can be very therapeutic for people living with dementia. It can lift their mood and really cheer them up.

 

“That’s why we wanted to take part in this exciting and interesting initiative. The residents are so keen to be involved and excited that their song will be performed by the ladies’ choir.”

 

One of the residents said: “We’ve been having great fun with the instruments and writing our song. We’re really looking forward to see it sung at the concert.”

 

The Withernsea Ladies’ Choir will be joined on stage at the concert, arranged by Manchester Camerata on the 21 March, by other local care homes, who will also be performing their own musical compositions.

 

 



"Music can be very therapeutic for people living with dementia."
Hica's care home manager Alison Bedford








DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.






Discover our Industry Magazines
















Discover our UK Regional Magazines


North West Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely North West UK
East of England Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely East England UK
Ireland Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Ireland
London Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely London UK
Midlands Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Midlands UK
North East Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely North East UK
Scotland Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Scotland
South East Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely South East UK
South West Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely South West UK
Wales Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Wales
Yorkshire Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Yorkshire UK


RECOMMENDED FOR YOU ON ENTIRELY HEALTH


















































Discover our Industry Magazines
















Discover our UK Regional Magazines


North West Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely North West UK
East of England Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely East England UK
Ireland Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Ireland
London Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely London UK
Midlands Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Midlands UK
North East Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely North East UK
Scotland Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Scotland
South East Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely South East UK
South West Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely South West UK
Wales Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Wales
Yorkshire Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Yorkshire UK