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10 Oct 2017

Fairway get musical!

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Fairway partnered with Victoria McCabe on the Sweethearts and Legends Tour in September to entertain the FullSizeRenderresidents of our residential and nursing home clients around Birmingham.

Victoria McCabe in her one woman show brings 50 minutes of all singing, all dancing, high energy, sparkling, friendly entertainment, bringing forward the skills she has gained to entertain those who are currently unable to attend the theatre.

Alex O’Neill – Operations Director at Fairway Homecare Ltd commented “It was fantastic to be involved with Victoria who was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. The Fairway team that were out and about with Victoria not only enjoyed the show but the fantastic impact it had on clients and residents alike. It was heart-warming to see residents engage, enjoy and join in. We will definitely look to do more projects in the future.”

The Sweethearts and Legends show brings the West End high quality performance and energy straight to the care home for all residents to enjoy. The show features well known songs made famous by the likes of Doris Day, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, The Ronettes, Elvis Presley, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Helen McCarroll – Communications and Marketing Officer commented “Thank you to Fairway Homecare for arranging such a great show for the residents. Victoria put on a wonderful performance that got residents and staff singing along and dancing to some classic hits. Everyone had a really enjoyable time.”

Age UK research suggests “The power of music, especially singing, to unlock memories and kickstart the grey matter is an increasingly key feature of dementia care. It seems to reach parts of the damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot.”

It was great to see faces light up and residents really enjoy themselves, remembering special memories. Resident feedback from the 12 shows was “Victoria made the sun shine again on this gloomy day” and “The show was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to hear more!”

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