The team from Home Instead recently hosted a music quiz for the residents of Vale Court, the Perevel retirement housing development in Knaresborough. The residents relaxed and enjoyed listening to music ranging from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, including tracks from Al Jolson, Dame Vera Lynn, The Inkpots, Shirley Temple and Frank Sinatra. The residents were then asked to name the artist and song plus a bonus trivia question.
After the music quiz, afternoon tea was served and an opportunity to have a good chat and catch up with friends. Prizes and goody bags were then awarded to everyone who took part.
Sheena Van Parys from Home Instead commented: ‘it was a very enjoyable afternoon; music is a great tool to evoke memories of the past and provides us with many connections in our lives. It was a fun afternoon and a good opportunity to have a sing song with Dame Vera Lynn. ‘
The music quiz highlighted the remarkable recent news that Dame Vera Lynn has marked her 97th birthday by announcing plans to release a new album. The residents of Vale Court enjoyed talking about the veteran singer who is best known for songs including We'll Meet Again and The White Cliffs Of Dover, which boosted morale during World War Two.
The album, which will feature previously unreleased material, will be available from 2nd June to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Sheena Van Parys added;’ we are a local business and it is important to us to be able to support our local community. Getting involved with activities for older people such as a music quiz is a great way for us to show our support. I would like to thank everyone at Vale Court for inviting us to their afternoon tea and for taking part in the quiz and making it such a fun event’.
Home Instead is changing the way care is delivered in the UK. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day or live-in, seven days a week.
To contact Home Instead in Harrogate call: 01423 774490, Ripon call: 01765 530400 and for Thirsk call: 01845 440510. For more information about Home Instead please visit: www.homeinstead.co.uk