U.K. Charity Brings Live Holiday Music To Senior Centers
There's no better way to spread holiday cheer than with live music, and thanks to U.K. charity Music in Hospitals & Care and window and door company Everest, seven senior centers across the U.K. will experience live holiday music concerts.
The concerts, which will be put on for senior center residents, their family and friends, and staff, have been shown to have positive health benefits, from reducing anxiety and stress to boosting the immune system and facilitating pain relief, not to mention how they lift mood.
Music in Hospitals & Care and Everest put on a similar series of live concerts between November 2016 and July of this year for the senior population, and according to The Telegraph, 95 percent who attended a concert reported increased social interaction as a result, while 89 percent reported improved mood and raised spirits.
"Events like this take the residents out of their everyday routine and leave a lasting, positive impression," said Lorraine West, activities coordinator at Oakridge House in Basingstoke.
Music in Hospitals & Care has provided live music in healthcare since 1948, and this holiday season, they will provide many U.K. seniors something to sing along to throughout the season.