Care Homes, Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

Celebrating International Day of Older Persons 2019: ‘The Journey to Age Equality’

I am looking forward to singing in a York care home this afternoon where we all will be celebrating the 2019 International Day of Older Persons.

Each year, this day, the 1st October, is celebrated as the International Day of Older Persons. It was first established in 1990 by the United Nations General Assembly. This year’s theme is “The Journey to Age Equality”

There are currently around 700 million people over the age of 60. It is predicted that by 2050, this figure will have risen to 2 billion.

The 2019 theme is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 and focuses on ways of coping with existing and preventing future old age inequality.

 

Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

If You Go Down To The Woods Today

Such fun storytelling and making music yesterday down in the woods at the Stamford Bridge Summer Fair near York. This year the theme was the Wild West, a great excuse for us all to dress up as Cowboys, Cowgirls and Indians!

A big thank you to lovely Jane Jardine and Neil Griffin for making my beautiful little camp in the woods and to cowgirls Sue and Jackie for all their help.

Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

Stamford Bridge Summer Fair – 9 June 2019

Well the weather forecast has improved and it looks like Sunday will be dry all day, so be sure to mosey on down to the OK Coral (Station Club, Stamford Bridge) and join us for this year’s bigger and better Wild West theme event from 11am to 4pm.

There’s something for all the family with a Bucking Bronco, Dog Show, Brass Band, Magic Mal, our regular singing duo The Pokies, gorgeous cakes and refreshing cups of tea, beers from behind the Station Club bar, competitions and lots of lovely interesting stalls supporting the local community. You can learn more about our local history and I’m going to be digging out my glad rags and dressing up as Cowgirl Ruthie telling tales and making music! I’m so looking forward to it. Hope to see you there.

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 fromĀ 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, 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.