Canterbury Residents Form VE Day Choir
In a bid to boost everyone’s spirits and commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, residents and staff of Connors House Residential Care Home formed a celebratory choir.
With the usual merriment off the cards due to the ongoing pandemic, staff at the Canterbury care home had to be a bit creative with their celebratory activities. But that didn’t bother them, as they decided to form a choir, of staff and residents, to get together and enjoy some singalongs and practice their musical instrument skills.
Armed with the lyrics to some 1940s and 1950s classics and an abundance of instruments, the choir headed to the garden to make the most of the May bank holiday sunshine.
Everyone had great fun singing along in the warm sunshine and reminiscing together, as many memories were recalled during the nostalgic activity.
Following their singsong and with their spirits well and truly lifted, the residents had worked up quite an appetite and tucked into a vintage themed lunch, of sandwiches, pies and scones.
Christine Devlin, General Manager at Connors House said: “Music is great for releasing endorphins, as well as being a natural antidepressant, so the idea of forming a choir to celebrate VE Day was great. The residents had a lovely afternoon and it helped that the weather was lovely too, it really lifted everyone’s spirits.”