Open Day going for a song!

Stockport MIND - Singing for Fun group in full flow!

Stockport MIND - Singing for Fun group in full flow!

Home care company Home Instead Senior Care celebrated their presence in the community with an Open Day on 23rd May. The day was a roaring success with the office open from 10am to 7pm. It was inundated with people from all areas of the care community from both Stockport and Tameside. The day was originally intended as a recruitment day but it was decided to open up the office to anyone who wanted to visit us. It was a great opportunity to showcase the work the office does in the community with their Clients. There was an area for recruitment of CAREGivers, and displays showing the induction and on-going training, life story work and falls prevention. There was also a demonstration of the Digital Reminiscence Therapy Software by My Life Software. Digital Reminiscence Therapy Software™ is an innovative software solution that provides communication support and interactive games for the elderly and people with dementia. For more information please see: http://mylifesoftware.com/

The highlight of the day was at 1pm when Stockport MIND’s “Singing for Fun” group joined over 40 people in the office to sing rousing renditions of songs such as Downtown, Set Fire to the Rain and Amazing Grace. Everyone said how good they felt after the sing-song and members of the singing group stayed on to chat with office staff, CAREGivers, clients and other healthcare professionals who had attended the day. The Singing for Fun group is a group that does what it says on the tin. It’s a fun way of building up self esteem & confidence, through singing. The focus is on having fun.

The group takes place on Thursdays, at the Wellbeing Centre, Graylaw House, Chestergate, Stockport, SK1 1LZ. It runs from 1 -2 pm and has a minimal charge of 50p unwaged & £2 waged which goes towards the running costs of the centre. For more information please visit: http://www.stockportmind.org.uk/services/singing-for-fun/

David Moore, Managing Director of Home Instead commented: “The day was a great success and it was really well attended. I think everyone was pleasantly surprised about the office environment, the tremendous work we do with Clients and the engagement we have with our community. We were all buzzing from the day.”

For more information on the services offered by Home Instead Senior Care call 0161 491 2925 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/stockport.

Office Staff and CAREGivers enjoying the day.
Office Staff and CAREGivers enjoying the day.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home