Sing along and reminiscence

I provide a service specifically tailored towards the elderly in care homes and day centres. I play the acoustic guitar and sing songs from yesteryear that are remembered by most. Rather than straightforward entertainment, I do my best to encourage the clients to participate in any way they can. This can be enhanced by care staff getting involved too. Even someone in a wheelchair can have a hand gently swung to the music, which can add greatly to their enjoyment and bring back lovely memories. More often than not, this can lead to a party type atmosphere. When I play to smaller groups , I use the music as a platform for people to reminisce. Although very different from the party atmosphere, I feel this can be just as valid.
I have 20 years of experience working with the elderly from when I worked for Age Concern, and for 7 of those years I worked closely with dementia clients.

Act Details

Name: Sing along and reminiscence
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Audience participation | Music - General /variety /sing along | Reminiscence
Equipment required:
Performance length: 1 Hour
Fee charged: £70.00 (£51 - £75)
Locations: Regional service (Greater London, Kent).
Days of week: 7 days and evenings

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Contact Details
Tony Martin, London.
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Where we’ve played for older people recently

Facility / Service Type Name Town Postcode
Care home / Care home with nursing Baugh House Sidcup DA14 5ED
Care home Parkview Bexleyheath DA7 4LP
Care home with nursing Clairleigh Nursing Home Bromley BR1 3AS
Care home Northbourne Court Sidcup DA15 7NU
Care home Rivermere Care Home Sevenoaks TN13 2PZ
Care home with nursing Maples Care Home Bexleyheath DA7 4EU