Residents were entertained recently by talented musician, David Moss, who shared some cheerful songs on a rainy day.
Our residents here at Longbridge Deverill Nursing Home, love all our musical activities, but even more so when we have visiting entertainers come to our home. One resident in particular took it upon himself to sincerely offer thanks and appreciation to our visiting performer, as he formerly had arranged major musical events himself at the Royal Albert Hall. It was a heart-warming occasion for all concerned.
Our resident, Alan, was proud to have worked as a headmaster of The Kings School and had organised the 450th anniversary of the opening of The Kings School, at the Royal Albert Hall in the 1980s.
Alan had invited and met Her Majesty the Queen, and Sir David Wilcox was the conductor of the orchestra and choir performing that evening at the event. It was a momentous occasion and Alan is very comfortable at welcoming and thanking performers and visitors at engagements within our home.
Alan is an ordained minister of the gospel and a vicar for 63 years and also enjoys the regular vicar services we have at our home.
The purpose of this planned activity was to provide entertainment and support the overall wellbeing of residents as they sang along and were uplifted with songs old and new.
At Longbridge Deverill Nursing Home we highly regard the beneficial effects of music, and regularly hold a variety of musical performances as well as our own musical activities such as with parachutes and soft balls. Apart from music being a source of pleasure and contentment, it can also relax the mind, energise the body and even help people manage pain.
We have previously had great success with our residents, families, and staff when the musical pantomime show, Juke Box Jive, performed by a professional pantomime company visited our home. As a result, we have booked them for a Christmas spectacular on Monday 27th November, here in our lovely setting of the rooftop terrace.