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  • Singing priest is just the tonic for care home residents

    Henry James

    RESIDENTS at a Skelmersdale care home have been enjoying a prescription with a difference aimed at improving their wellbeing and bringing the community together.

    Singing priest and GP, Reverend Dr Anne Kazich took her guitar and song book along to the Aaron Crest Care Home, in Tanhouse Road to lead renditions of classic hymns and songs.

    The repertoire served up by the community priest in the parish of St Paul’s, Skelmersdale included Amazing Grace, Que Sera Sera, Take Me Home Country Roads and My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean.

    Residents, staff and visitors all joined in with the singalong before being asked to take an autumn leaf, picked from outside, and describe the thoughts and memories they elicited.

    Home manager, Adrienne Ratcliffe, said “The aim of the singing sessions is to improve wellbeing and bring people together from across the community.

    “Everyone had a wonderful time with lots of song and laughter and they are looking forward to the next session.”

    The singalong sessions are open to anyone, with the next taking place at 3pm on Thursday, November 22.

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