The 40s and 50s come to Ivy Court

This afternoon at Ivy Court Nursing Home in Norwich, a singer visited to perform to the residents.

He sang a selection of 40’s and 50’s music for just over an hour, such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Martin, and got some of the residents up and dancing along to the music. The residents really enjoyed remembering music from their younger years as it took them back to what they used to do. They all sang along with him which is a great form of therapy for the elderly, as singing can enhance well-being by stimulating the senses, increasing attentiveness and communication as they talk about their passed experiences.

Not all residents got up to dance but even those that remained seated benefited from improved health as regular music sessions provide an outlet to express themselves, as well as remember and participate in something that brings them joy. It can provide a sense of accomplishment, giving them an increased perception of self-worth. The music also helps the residents connect with each other, providing them with common ground which in turn can provide a sense of belonging.

One of the residents also had a birthday coming up so he sang happy birthday to the resident as well.

Ivy Court provides specialist residential, nursing and dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 71 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Ivy Court and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 202 0478 or

Ivy Court

Home Manager

Charles Leonard


Ivy Road,

0808 202 0478
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