The entertainment programme at Priory House care home in Prestatyn is not only stimulating for its residents, but also has a positive impact on the environment.
Priory House care home in Prestatyn has developed an entertainment programme that is not only enriching the lives of its residents, many of whom are living with dementia, but also has a positive impact on the environment.
The care home, located on Gronant Road, caters for 29 residents and offers a combination of performances by external guest artists and in-house sessions of communal sing-alongs focusing on old music hall and wartime songs. The programme aims to engage residents and evoke memories through live music performances.
All guest artists involved in the programme are professional musicians, many of whom have specialist training in dementia and older people’s interests. One notable guest artist is Reverend Wynne Roberts BEM, who has been performing as an Elvis Presley tribute act for the past eight years. Reverend Wynne has combined his musical career with engaging with audiences, including patients with chronic conditions and people living with dementia.
The entertainment programme at Priory House care home has received positive feedback from both residents and staff. A spokesperson for the home highlighted the impact of live music on residents, stating that it brings back memories that have long been forgotten, re-awakening something within them. The spokesperson added that witnessing this transformation is truly wonderful and worth celebrating.
In addition to the positive impact on residents’ well-being, the entertainment programme at Priory House care home also has environmental benefits. By focusing on communal sing-alongs and live performances, the care home reduces the need for electronic devices and energy consumption. This aligns with the eco-conscious values of EcoReporter and highlights the importance of sustainable practices in care homes.
The care home has also invited guest artists who are known for their eco-friendly practices. For instance, Anglesey-based musician Pixy Tom, who will be performing at the home, plays more than 15 instruments, reducing the need for multiple musicians and their associated carbon footprint. Billy Thompson Gypsy Style, another guest artist, will be performing at the home, further adding to the diverse range of musical experiences for the residents.
Overall, the entertainment programme at Priory House care home not only stimulates and engages its residents but also aligns with eco-friendly practices. By prioritizing live performances and communal sing-alongs, the care home reduces its environmental impact while providing a unique and enriching experience for its residents. This innovative approach demonstrates the potential for care homes to incorporate sustainability into their everyday practices.