Residents at Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court, in Berkshire, recently had the opportunity to enjoy a touching tribute to the late American actress and singer Doris Day. The care home invited Emily, a local singer, who performed some of Doris Day’s most famous tunes. The Home’s bistro bar area, with its bright open space and comfortable armchairs, became the perfect place to take in the retro vibe and reminisce.
While enjoying coffee, tea and cold drinks, the residents tapped their toes, waved their arms in the air and sang along. Resident Angela Walmsley said:
I thoroughly enjoyed it! Emily sang ‘The Black Hills of Dakota,’ which is my favourite song. She also sang lots of songs from musicals and films.
Resident Ann Green added:
It was lovely and we would very much like to see her again. The songs brought happy memories of my youth.
Resident Stanley Smith agreed with resident Ann. He said:
It was very good as I remembered many songs from the past.
Residents cheerfully clap along at the Home’s bistro bar area. Some even shed tears of joy.
Sharon Fletcher, Activities Coordinator at Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court, was delighted with the response from the residents. She said:
They all had a fantastic time. It was so nice for them to sing together and reminisce.
We all talked about the songs, films and hits from the past. The memories even caused a few tears of happiness! We hope to have Emily to perform for us again at Christmas.
[Summary: Residents at Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court, in Berkshire, recently welcomed a performer who paid tribute to the late American actress and singer Doris Day. The residents had the chance to sing and reminisce together.]