A trip ‘Down Memory Lane’ at Shipston Lodge

When’s the last time you went on a trip down memory lane? Here at Shipston Lodge, we’re lucky enough to enjoy a trip every single month. That’s because our home is now the main venue for a fabulous local singing group called ‘Down Memory Lane’!

The group, based within the Shipston-on-Stour area, needed a last-minute venue as a result of unforeseen circumstances just before Christmas – and we willingly stepped in. They were so delighted with us and our kind hospitality that they are now using Shipston Lodge as their main venue! We’re absolutely delighted by this and it’s our pleasure to host ‘Down Memory Lane’.

Once a month, the ‘Down Memory Lane’ singing group gets together here in our home to sing a wide range of songs, offering a wonderful opportunity for those living with dementia and their carers to enjoy singing along with each other. The group very kindly invited everyone living here at Shipston Lodge to join in whenever they’d like to, and we provide refreshments as a thank you.

There is a great atmosphere here at Shipston Lodge whenever the singing group is here, and everyone has a wonderful time. Even staff members have been getting involved! It’s an event we all look forward to and everyone has a smile on their face after the monthly get-together.

Where choirs are concerned, the more, the merrier, as voices are stronger together and it means even more people can have fun. If you would like to join the singing group, then please do get in touch with the team here at Shipston Lodge and we can let you know when the next session is being held here in our home.

Making music with Kiddleydivey

As 2020 is our first full year as a nursing home, we’ve been working hard to get our events and activities up and running for our residents to enjoy. We are about to hold our first Kiddleydivey session, and we’d love for you to join us!

Tomorrow (Thursday 16th January) at 11am, Kiddleydivey is coming to Shipston Lodge Nursing Home to hold a fun-filled music session – we hope to see everyone getting stuck in and thoroughly enjoying the session.

We’re sure this won’t be difficult, as Kiddleydivey is a fantastic organisation working with care homes across the Cotswolds and they believe in the restorative and therapeutic benefits of music, movement and laughter. No matter how people vary in age or ability, background or life experiences, music brings everyone together, and that’s what we’re hoping to do at Shipston Lodge.

Each music session is based on a theme, so you’ll have to come along tomorrow to find out what this month’s theme is – it could be songs from the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s or ’60s so come along and join in the fun, and get ready to sing along, get moving in your seat or maybe you’ll even get up and dance!

We’re so sure that the Kiddleydivey session will be a success, we’ll be welcoming Kiddleydivey into our home once a month from now on! Please do join us tomorrow at 11am for what’s sure to be a great morning here at Shipston Lodge.