Busking at Brooklyn House

Residents at Brooklyn House in Attleborough enjoyed an afternoon of musical reminiscence this week when local busker and entertainer Mark Skinner visited the home.

Mark, who lives in Attleborough, strummed and sang along with a range of popular 50’s and 60’s numbers. The residents enjoyed singing along and tapping their toes as fond memories came back to them from yesteryear.

Resident Helen Standley said, “I was trying to work out how he was playing a tambourine and playing a guitar at the same time, and then saw he had one on his foot. What a great idea, I think we all need one!”

Music is a big part of Brooklyn House, music holds many benefits for everybody including the elderly, demonstrating many psychological benefits. When we hold musical entertainment at Brooklyn it helps draw residents together increasing interaction with each other. Residents are also able to express themselves through singing and dancing which can enhance mood and can also act as a relaxation technique. There is a very popular weekly singalong where everyone has a big party.

Brooklyn House provides specialist nursing care in a purpose built environment for up to 38 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Brooklyn House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5412 or brooklyn@caringhomes.org.

Brooklyn House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Ovidiu Andreescu

Address

Queens Road,
Attleborough,
Norfolk,
NR17 2AG

Contact
0808 223 5412
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely