Care homes unite to share the joys of singing at special concert
Residents and carers from three care homes in Woodbridge will be joining together for a special Choir Concert to celebrate the benefits of group singing to mental, physical and social wellbeing. The Woodbridge Combined Care Homes Choir, which won funding from Comic Relief in 2017, will be hosting a free concert on June 26, 11.30am, at Woodbridge Methodist Church.
Residents, relatives and staff from the Seckford Almshouses, Jubilee House, Grove Court and Woodbridge Lodge care homes will be singing a variety of songs alongside young pupils from Barnabas Pre-School, St Mary’s Primary School and Saxmundham Free School. The choir offers people of all ages the chance to sing and perform together, and to enjoy the many benefits of group singing on mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Sarah Kopferschmitt, Head of Care at Seckford Care, which runs Seckford Almshouses and Jubilee House in Woodbridge, and project leader for the Choir said: “We are proud to work in collaboration with other local care homes and schools on the fantastic concert. Over the past two years, the Combined Care Homes Choir has given residents, their relatives and staff members the opportunity to come together as a community, have fun, and feel the benefits of mental stimulation and the enjoyment of singing in an open and friendly setting.
“We hope local people will join us at our free concert to hear some fabulous music and celebrate the joy of singing.”
The Woodbridge Combined Care Homes Choir will be performing on Wednesday, June 26, at 11.30am at the Methodist Church on St John’s Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1ED. Funded by Comic Relief, the concert is free to attend and all are welcome.