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For anniversaries, birthdays, special occasions or just as a lovely treat...
The perfect gift for residents of care and nursing homes.
Enjoy popular songs from past decades, timeless classics and vintage sing-a-long favourites.
Starting at only £50 for a session, this is the ideal gift that can be enjoyed by the recipient and by fellow residents and family members. (Prices may vary depending on travel distances)
To book a session speak to your activities co-ordinator or call Andy Martin on 07771 510823
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
The idea behind - “Give a Gig to Granny” - Musical Memories for Care Home Residents It has been well documented that music has enormous benefits to elderly people, especially those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  Research has established that Alzheimer sufferers benefit considerably from musical therapy, experiencing improved demeanour during and after such sessions. The power of music can recover personal memories and reminiscences that have become buried and sufferers can regain a sense of identity that has been lost due to these distressing conditions.  Oliver Sacks, the neuroscientist and author, says that: "music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can." The ‘Give a Gig to Granny’ concept allows for families and friends to donate a music session that is not only enjoyed by the recipient but also by fellow residents and family members.  The idea has a number of positive aspects: - Residents get more live music with all of the therapeutic advantages. - Care homes get an activity that doesn’t affect their budgets.  In these austere times financial support is at a premium and funding, for these important activities, is almost non-existent. - It solves the age old problem for relatives – “What would be a really nice present for Granny (or Grandpa)?” The sessions don’t have to be just for birthdays or anniversaries but can be a lovely gesture that can be shared with other residents and family members. Music from the residents so called, ’courting years’ tends to be the most powerful for unlocking memories and as the average age of care home residents is around the 80s, a repertoire of songs from the late 1940s through to the 1960s have proved the most popular.