Joy of music at Baptcare

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Music provides therapy and interaction for residents at Baptcare Coasthaven Community.

Baptcare Coasthaven Community, a residential aged care facility in Norlane, is providing weekly music shows to promote relaxation and group interaction among residents.

“Music is a form of reminiscence therapy for our residents, which can be incredibly healing,” says Jill Lamprell, Baptcare Lifestyle Assistant and facilitator of music shows.

“The songs are soothing and fun for residents, often reminding them of a time when they were younger,” she explains.

Residents are invited to attend three weekly shows, including ‘Golden Memories Activity’, where they are encouraged to sing along to the words on a screen, ‘Hymn Singing’, where they sing some of their favourite hymns, and ‘Music with Jill’, where residents sing along and move to songs they have chosen.

“Our residents love singing along to an old Chuck Berry song called ‘A whole lotta shakin goin on’,” says Jill.

“They shake in their seats to the music and really enjoy tapping their toes, moving their shoulders and arms, and sometimes clapping or using shakers and tambourines,” Jill explains.

Music is becoming increasingly popular in aged care settings and is recognised as an activity that can lead to improved quality of life for older adults.

Along with the residential care at Coasthaven, Baptcare also provides a wide range of home care services to Norlane and the surrounding areas, supporting older people to stay in their own home, maintain their independence and remain connected to their community.

Baptcare Coasthaven Community would like to invite you to its community celebration day on Saturday 16 November from 10am2pm. There will be refreshments and family activities, tours of the community, and information about Baptcare’s residential aged care and home care services.

Call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) or visit baptcare.org.au/coasthaven for more information.

Baptcare Coasthaven Community is a new residential aged care community in Norlane that opened its doors in March 2019. It provides excellent care for older people who can no longer live at home.

Baptcare Coasthaven Community has government-funded places available, meaning there are places available for DHHS and Community Housing clients and other government-supported clients.

Coasthaven is part of a community hub that includes a café, playground, community garden, workshop and more.

Coasthaven is run by Baptcare, a not-for-profit organisation with more than 70 years of experience in caring for older people.

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