Carehome Concerts

Part of our response to the Covid pandemic has been to offer Merton & Wandsworth carehomes an outdoor concert in their garden or carpark. After the first lockdown in 2020 none of the carehomes in Merton and Wandsworth had any activities provided by outside professional artists for a long time. For our concerts residents stayed inside the carehome while our performers performed outside in a garden or carpark to ensure the safety of everyone involved. We are very used to providing activities in all weathers and unusual locations so it was fantastic to be able to give residents and staff an uplifting experience & positively help towards the devastating mental health impact of Covid19 on carehomes. 

Building on the success of our opera sessions for the elderly at local organisations including Wimbledon Guild, Commonside Trust, FISH, Age UK & Merton & Morden Guild prior to the pandemic, we are delighted to be working with carehomes to engage with local older people. There is extensive medical evidence that music benefits health, psychological well-being & cognitive functions, and 98% of residents and staff reported an improvement in mental wellbeing from our performance with also 98% wanting us to come back.

Hugest thanks to our funders for these concerts – Postcode Community Trust, Merton Giving, Wimbledon Foundation and Sylvia Waddilove Foundation.

In fact, we are excited to be offering more concerts in May 2022 so please get in touch if you run a carehome or organisation for the elderly in Merton or Wandsworth and would like to get involved!

 

 

 

 

 

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