Sunrise of Bramhall Takes Part in Intergenerational Musical Project

Sunrise  |  June 14, 2019
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Residents and team members at Sunrise of Bramhall, on Dairyground Road, were recently delighted to launch an inspiring musical project funded by a local charitable trust.

Residents at the care community were visited by local schoolchildren as they taught the seniors to play the ukulele during dedicated music lessons organised by Front Row Music, a music education company providing lessons in over 80 primary schools across Greater Manchester.

The project, which ran every Saturday for four weeks, has been funded by Seedbed Trust, an organisation bringing children being worked with in schools together with residents in care communities to interact with each other and build a connection through music.

Sessions took place in the Activities Lounge at Sunrise of Bramhall, a space dedicated to encouraging enriching and interactive activities for residents across the community.

Residents enjoyed the opportunity to learn a new musical skill during the intergenerational project, which aimed to develop the social and emotional skills of the children involved whilst giving Sunrise’s residents the opportunity to enjoy a fun and engaging activity.

Lina Baker, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Bramhall, said:

“These music sessions offered a brilliant opportunity to our residents to take part in a truly engaging and inspirational project.

“Having both residents and local schoolchildren work together not only taught our residents a new skill, but saw everyone involved benefit from each other’s enthusiasm, knowledge and attitudes as they interreacted with one another. We look forward to working with local schools and charities to develop similar opportunities across our care community in the near future.”