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.
|Name:||Sing along and reminiscence|
|Type of act:||Solo acts|
|Act contents:||Audience participation | Music - General /variety /sing along | Reminiscence|
|Performance length:||1 Hour|
|Fee charged:||£70.00 (£51 - £75)|
|Locations:||Regional service (Greater London, Kent).|
|Days of week:||7 days and evenings|
None provided to EAC.
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|