Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

Stamford Bridge Remembers 1914 – 1918

I was delighted to be able to dress up in costume and encourage everyone to sing along with me at the recent commemoration events which took place in Stamford Bridge and Sutton-Upon-Derwent throughout the weekend of the 10th and 11th November 2018. It has been inspirational watching how communities across the country have united to commemorate the millions of people and animals who gave their lives in service of our country during the First World War atrocities.

 

Although commemorating some very dark and difficult times in our past, such commemorations are right up my street as I particularly love the music from the Music Hall, WWI and WW2 eras and the opportunity to encourage audiences to sing along and have some fun at the same time. Music is such a tonic.

This video captures a few of the songs that I sang during the “Stamford Bridge Remembers” event on Saturday 10th November, in the lovely Village Hall at Stamford Bridge, York and demonstrates some of the tremendous work carried out by their community in commemoration of the eleven local men who lost their lives during WW1.

 

 

 

 

 

Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

Stamford Bridge Remembers 1918-2018 – Saturday 10th November 2018

I am delighted to have been asked to lead the sing along session of WWI songs at Stamford Bridge’s special celebrations to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI, 100 years of the RAF and 100 years of the Suffragettes. The event will take place on Saturday 10th November 2018 in the Stamford Bridge Village Hall.

It promises to be a great evening with music from The New York Dance Band and further entertainment from The Pokies.

Tickets go on sale on 10th October from The Post Office, Stamford Bridge.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to two British Legion homes for disabled veterans.

Alzheimers & Dementia, Care Homes, Motivational Music

I’ve Got A Brand New Combine Harvester

“Ooh aah ooh aah” is the favourite expressions of one of the lovely gentleman in our group.

This week, his catchphrase prompted me to dig out some cowboy hats and blonde pig tail wigs from my dressing up box and get us all singing along to “I’ve Got A Brand New Combine Harvester” at our Music for the Mind” session. Well done everyone and thank you all for joining in the fun and getting dressed up. Our fortnightly sessions are all about expressing ourselves and creating some new memories in a fun, positive, caring and supportive environment.

 

Alzheimers & Dementia, Care Homes, Motivational Music, Uncategorized

Intergenerational Activities Have Positive Impact On Dementia

I was really excited to read the following BBC News item about a project called “Songs and Smiles” on line yesterday.

In a care home in Walthamstow, north-east London, babies, toddlers and elderly residents are coming together to sing and play musical instruments together.

“Songs and Smiles” is a “Together Project” founded by Louise Goulden, who whilst on maternity leave brought young and old together to help reduce loneliness and have a positive impact on those residents who have dementia. What a wonderful idea!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-43006631/the-children-keeping-their-local-care-home-young-and-fun

“Songs & Smiles is a wonderful project that bridges the gap between generations. Our residents get so much out of it, I’d recommend it to any care home” – Depak Luckhan, Manager of Ross Wyld Care Home, London

Alzheimers & Dementia, Care Homes, Motivational Music

Music for the Mind – Singing Improving Week By Week

Another great Music for the Mind session this afternoon. Our group are doing really well and their singing is definitely improving each time we meet. Today we had a whole lot of fun doing The Grand Old Duke Of York with actions!!

A big thank you Gill Cain, Rachel Liddell, Zoe Lyons and Wendy Allan for all your help and support in making this another fun musical afternoon 😘😘

Alzheimers & Dementia, Care Homes, Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

Music for the Mind Sessions Positively Effecting Those With Dementia

Even though the flu bug and icy conditions outside kept some regulars away, our Music for the Mind sessions are continuing to produce better and better results. This week we had two soloists and saw a severely disabled resident clapping. Absolutely heart warming. Just love these sessions and everyone who takes part. A big thank you to everyone who is helping to make them such a success.