WONDERFUL! Singing in our elderly care home has helped improve mental health and wellbeing.

Music at Cornerways

The mental health and wellbeing of our residents is always at the forefront of our thoughts and our care, and we are always looking at new ways to improve this for them.

 One group activity specifically that has shown to reduce stress signals in our residents is singing. In fact, we have our very own resident choir which we call the Cornerway’s Choir and it is orchestrated by our very own manager Siobhan Lyell.

We strongly believe that not only does the singing help improve our elderly residents with their mental health and wellbeing, but it is Siobhan’s unwavering positive mindset, diligent dedication, and heart-warming relationships with each and every one of our residents in the Choir that has now forged an unbreakable bond between them, enhancing their relationships to an even higher level.

“Our need for relationships and belonging plays an important role in mental health” ~ (Baumeister & Leary, 1995.)

Our Carers have also found that since our Residents have started group singing on a regular basis, that all of them are now more mentally alert with improved concentration. Some of our Residents have also improved their memory and are engaging more frequently with the staff and more importantly with each other, forging beautiful new friendships within the home. Furthermore, the shared singing activity has enhanced the social experience and engagement within our care home with our Residents looking forward to the next session, simultaneously improving everyone’s happiness and wellbeing with the ultimate result of creating a ‘happy home’ which we are all proud of.

Some of Our Cornerway’s Choir
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