Musical Memories is a music generation Laois intergenerational Song-Singing project for care-home residents, children & young people. It is an interactive, sing-a-long musical experience with songs from many different eras and genres.
The project is collaborating with Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit, St Vincent’s Community Nursing Home Mountmellick and Paddock National School, Mountrath and aims to support positive ageing by placing a value on the input of residents in care settings; mitigating the negative impact of social cocooning by re-establishing inter-generational human connection; and having a shared learning experience for all while preserving songs from different eras.
MGL Singing and early years music specialist, Nuala Kelly is the Lead Musician for the project. She works with MGL in various Primary Schools in County Laois and as a singer/guitarist and choir director, she has been singing in residential care settings/nursing homes for many years. Nuala says,
“The effect of singing and live music is quite amazing and can add immensely to the quality of life of nursing home/hospital residents. I’ve seen first-hand how someone who finds it difficult to speak because of conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, can recall words to songs and sing with perfect diction.”
Delivered by Music Generation Laois in association with Laois Age Friendly Alliance and Laois Healthy Ireland.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.