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Runwood Homes Is Part Of The Together With Music Initiative, Bringing Positivity, Connection And Musical Joy To Its Residents

Together with Music is an intergenerational platform, centred around connection, community and music. As a member of the initiative, residents and staff have access to an impressive variety of resources, weekly sessions, live workshops and a calendar of events. Music is a universal joy, enjoyed by everyone and a way to bring people, from all walks of life, together. The initiative uses this to create strong intergenerational links with care homes, schools and youth groups throughout the UK.

The aim of Together with Music includes tackling loneliness and isolation through music, creating and empowering strong, cohesive communities for the future, encouraging collaboration and partnership, improving mental health and wellbeing, building a thriving network built upon musical connection and improving the lives of those living with dementia through music and connection. Each home aims to achieve their bronze, silver and gold award to unlock their All-Star Access.

So far, our residents have absolutely loved getting involved in this inspiring and thoughtful initiative.

Paul Gaskell, Director of Wellbeing and Dementia Services at Runwood Homes, comments “Runwood Homes are by far the most involved care home group in the UK to date. Every home has made a great start and many have already achieved their gold award. We are delighted with the link that we have forged with Together with Music and fully intend to make this relationship long lasting, so that every resident benefits and that community links can be strengthened and developed through the power of music.”