I attended the Soul Time Music Café at the Museum of Wigan Life to perform a tune written by members of Soul Time and the Manchester Camerata.
Musicians Ryan and Dave accompanied by Volunteer Coordinator, Helena from the Camerata ran and organised the session, inviting me and residents from Worthington Lake to join in the fun.
Joining the group were members of the Soul Time Café, as well as members of the Wigan Youth Zone who performed songs from Matilda and Moana which were a hit with our home’s residents!
We had a great afternoon making friends with people across the Wigan community. I loved playing the keyboard for the song the group members had written, it’s been amazing to be a part of!
The session helped residents have interactive fun, reminisce through music, and enjoy group activities.
Edna, a resident at Worthington Lake said the children’s performance was brilliant; she couldn’t wait to tell her great-grandchildren about it!
The benefits our residents got from this experience helped them improve their overall well-being and quality of life like cognitive stimulation, social engagement, enhanced communication and so much more.
For me, this experience is invaluable. I think it's incredible how music opens so many opportunities from learning about one another and ourselves, building relationships in the community and sharing our knowledge to connect with others through music.
I value the connection I’ve built with the Camerata for Millennium Care because they’ve taught me so much, they’ve opened my eyes and developed me into the Brand Ambassador I’ve become today. I wouldn’t be able to take this role on in my stride without the support of their fabulous team.
For more information on Worthington Lake, please click here.
Being able to provide residents with special musical sessions is great for them, you can find more about Millennium’s ‘Therapists’ by clicking here.
Beth Forster, Music Ambassador