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Dementia Music Group connects community and care home

Published on 30 January 2024 12:51 PM

Our Dementia Music Group at Elgar Court

Age UK Worcester, Malvern Hills & Hereford Localities have been running their successful music group at Elgar Court Residential Home over the last few months in Malvern. Led by Kirsty Hughes, Dementia Services Manager at Age UK Worcester, Malvern Hills & Hereford Localities, the music group is open to all members of the community who may be experiencing symptoms of living with and without diagnosed memory loss.

Kirsty said,

“At Age UK, we support people in our local communities living with mild to moderate memory loss, to stay connected with their community by continuing to do the things they enjoy.  Our music group members bring their own instruments and have a morning ‘jamming session’ as well as singing.  We have people of all abilities play and we welcome all new friends wanting to have a go!”.

Elgar Court provides expert dementia care to residents in their newly opened dedicated dementia wing. Dementia Care teams at Elgar Court understand that singing, dancing or playing instruments, can help people with dementia develop and maintain relationships with others and improve their wellbeing. Which is why Elgar Court has partnered with Age UK Worcester, Malvern Hills & Hereford Localities, to encourage those living with memory loss to come together, make new friends and play their instruments together.

Sarah Cadwallader, General Manager of Elgar Court said:

“It has been a real joy to see the incredible interaction between residents and community guests coming to this music group.  Residents have shown absolute delight joining in and singing along to music and playing the instruments”. 

Elgar Court is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Elgar Court provides residential care, dementia care and short breaks for those needing support.

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Interest in joining?

Find out more information about our Dementia Music Group, with Barchester Elgar Court, and how you can get involved, through the link below. 


  • Our next meet is on 9th February at 10am!

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About Barchester Healthcare

At Barchester, we celebrate life and make sure the people we support do too. We do this by treating everyone as individuals, and always tailoring our services and support to meet their needs, which vary person to person. A leading care provider over the last 25 years, Barchester services include residential care and nursing care tailored to suit you.

Our teams of highly-qualified and attentive staff are passionate about independence, dignity and choice for all residents within their care. Our well-trained care staff focus on the individual needs of each resident, developing a bespoke care plan for each and every person. We employ motivated, attentive staff, who are committed to excellent care and customer service.

Barchester provide a wide range of services for a variety of care needs, including expert dementia care. Many Barchester homes feature a Memory Lane Community, which is a dedicated part of the home designed to support residents who are living with various stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia stay as independent and active as possible. We also have specialist hospitals for patients who require services such as neuro rehabilitation, as well as specialist care for those with Parkinson’s or Huntington’s disease.

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