The Salvation Army joined the residents for a short service including prayers and hymns -and also performed a few hymns of their own!
One resident at the home particularly enjoyed the visit. Vernon was an active member of the Salvation Army and knew many of the members who visited Queensmead, so he was very excited to catch up with his old friends and reminisce about their happy memories.
After the sing-a-long to hymns, the residents and members of the Salvation Army enjoyed hot tea and coffee together. Another very proud resident at the home was John, whose daughter Barbara is a member of the Salvation Army and visited the home in her full uniform!
The session was a great success, staff and residents at Queensmead were very grateful for the Salvation Army’s visit to the home, and commented that they really brightened up their day!
Emma Cotton, Home Manager at Care South’s Queensmead, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to the Salvation Army at the local Boscombe branch for visiting us and hosting a fantastic sing-a-long session. The session was really interactive and the residents enjoyed taking part. At Queensmead we work hard to ensure we plan a varied activities programme that will have something for everyone.”