BBC Music Day

Home Instead Senior Care, Sutton Coldfield brings music to people with dementia


Home Instead Senior Care, a home care company that cares for people in their own homes in Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding area, has pledged its support to BBC Music Day 2019 by getting people singing for dementia.


The fifth BBC Music Day takes place on September 26th
and the aim of the special day is to focus on music and wellbeing and highlight the power of music to inspire and bring people together.


Home Instead Senior Care will be running a 'Musical Memories' event at the Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield. The event will take place Thursday 26th September 10:00 - 15:00 and caregivers who are singers and musical performers in bands and choirs will be singing some old time songs with the theme of music & wellbeing, to inspire and bring people together to make a positive impact for those living with dementia.


Gordon Giltrap, MBE, a famous guitarist who appeared on Top of the Pops in the 70's, will also be on hand to entertain guests along with The Rock Choir, No Direction, The Wellbeing Choir, Lydia Borg , Bob Gessey,and The Amethyst Trio.


The event finale will be in support of the local Mere Green Memory Cafe members, which is also run by Home Instead. Members of the memory café will have been rehearsing for the special event and are looking forward to shining a light on the power of music.


Sally Clough, owner of Home Instead Senior Care Sutton Coldfield said: “As specialists in the dementia care field, we understand the different ways in which to support people to be able to live their lives as well as possible.


“Music has a profound effect on people with dementia as it help them recall happy memories from years past. Many of our clients love singing with their caregivers and this has a far reaching impact on their wellbeing. We welcome everyone to come along and join in the sing along, we guarantee you will be inspired and uplifted by the event.”


For more information about Home Instead, please call 0121 721 8925 or visit: https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/sutton-coldfield. For more information on BBC Music Day, visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2gfbp

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