Worcester Malvern Hills, Hereford Localities, have been running their successful music group at Elgar Court Residential Home over the last few months in Malvern. Led by Kirsty Hughes from Age UK Worcester, Malvern Hills and Hereford Localities, the music group is open to all members of the community who may be experiencing symptoms of living with and without diagnosed memory loss. Kirsty said, “At Age UK, we support people in our local communities living with mild to moderate memory loss, to stay connected with their community by continuing to do the things they enjoy. Our music group members bring their own instruments and have a morning ‘jamming session’ as well as singing. We have people of all abilities play and we welcome all new friends wanting to have a go!”.
Elgar Court provides expert dementia care to residents in their newly opened dedicated dementia wing. Dementia Care teams at Elgar Court, understand that singing, dancing or playing instruments, can help people with dementia develop and maintain relationships with others and improve their wellbeing. Which is why Elgar Court has partnered with Age UK Worcester, Malvern Hills and Hereford Localities, to encourage those living with memory loss to come together, make new friends and play their instruments together.
Elgar Court provides expert dementia care to residents in their recently opened dedicated dementia wing. Sarah Cadwallader, General Manager of Elgar Court said: “It has been a real joy to see the incredible interaction between residents and community guests coming to this music group. Both our residents with and without dementia, have shown absolute delight joining in and singing along to music and playing the instruments”.