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A Christmas Carol - local pupils bring joy to Poole care home residents


Residents at care home in Poole were delighted when local children popped by for a special, festive performance.

A Christmas Carol - local pupils bring joy to Poole care home residents


"Music can be very therapeutic for older people especially those living with dementia by offering them a way to communicate and express themselves."
Zita Turner, home manager



The Potteries care home, on York Road, welcomed children from Hillbourne Primary School for an afternoon of carol singing to get residents into the Christmas spirit.

 

Pupils sang a variety of classic Christmas songs, including Silent Night and O Come, All Ye Faithful, which had residents enjoying the festive performance as they sang along.

 

Zita Turner, home manager at The Potteries, said: “We loved welcoming pupils from Hillbourne Primary School to The Potteries for an afternoon of carol singing.

 

“Music can be very therapeutic for older people – especially those living with dementia – by offering them a way to communicate and express themselves, while also triggering happy memories from their younger years.

 

“Forming intergenerational relationships can also be incredibly importantl for older people, particularly around Christmas time, as it provides a fantastic opportunity to spread some festive magic and bring back fond memories of Christmases past.

 

“Everyone had a fantastic afternoon and we look forward to welcoming Hillbourne Primary School pupils back to The Potteries very soon!”

 

The Potteries is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. The home has a comprehensive activity programme, offering a mix of themed events, group activities and days out.

 

For more information, please contact customer relations manager, Rachel Wood, at rachel.wood@careuk.com, or phone 01202 069 835.

 

For more general information about The Potteries, please visit: careuk.com/the-potteries

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