Caring Company Spins Some Tunes

Amanda Brown from Home Instead having fun with the diners
Amanda Brown from Home Instead having fun with the diners

The Norby Lunch Club in Thirsk was visited by a team of carers from local home care company Home Instead recently, where local residents enjoyed a hot meal with a fun music quiz afterwards.

 The lunch club is run in conjunction with the Thirsk and Sowerby Community Care Association, and provides an opportunity for local older residents to meet up and enjoy a hot nutritious meal. The scheme is run by a team of fantastic hard working volunteers who feed between 20 - 30 people every Monday from 11am – 2.30pm.

 The team from Home Instead were keen to join in with this weekly event and hosted a fun music quiz for attendees to participate in after their lunch. Home Instead owner Sheena Van Parys commented, “We played all the old classics, including Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra and Vera Lynn and awarded prizes to those who named the correct artist and song. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and requested that we come back again with some more familiar tunes from 60 years ago. Our team really enjoyed taking part in this event too, as it is great to get out into the community and to get involved in the Norby Lunch Club which is such an important social activity for older people in the area”.