• Follow us on Linkedin
Maidstone and Malling's No.1 Newspaper

Greensted Moves To The Music

Thursday 29th August 2013

Greensted Moves To The Music

RESIDENTS at a Wateringbury rest home are getting into the groove with music and movement.

The monthly sessions are a huge success with all residents at Greensted, who claim they enjoy the social side of the sessions as well as the fact that it allows them to be creative and experimental.

The residents are given a range of percussion instruments and a tune with which they can join in. 

Participants are invited to sing and dance along if they wish and the session ends with a ‘guess the tune’ music quiz, a particular favourite with those taking part.

Home Manager Sue Imms said: “Everyone at Greensted loves taking part in the sessions, not just the residents. We have a lot of fun making music and hearing the complete performance at the end of the class.”

The Abbeyfield Kent Society embraces the Eden Alternative principles, using a range of diverse and entertaining activities to increase happiness amongst residents.

The benefits of making music are endless for older people, the sessions help to improve coordination and memory, as well as helping residents feel more relaxed and overall, happier, according to Mrs Imms.

The Abbeyfield Kent Society is one of the leading providers of residential care, extra care and homes with support, looking after for more than 500 people in the South East of England.