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Music School Wanstead Delivers Workshops to Chestnut Manor Residents

The Music School Wanstead at Chestnut Manor Care Home

Chestnut Manor Care Home in Wanstead has partnered with ‘The Music School Wanstead’ to provide residents access to music classes in the comfort of their home.

Newly built luxury care home, Chestnut Manor Care Home, delivers exceptional care, person-centred activities, fresh and nutritious food and a fulfilling experience to residents. To enhance residents’ creativity, socialisation, and mental stimulation, the activities team at Chestnut Manor have implemented music lessons and music-themed activities, which have positively impacted peoples sense of wellbeing.

Activities, Fernanda with Resident

Fernanda, Chestnut Manor Care Home’s Lifestyle and Activities Lead, established a partnership with The Music School Wanstead to deliver music lessons to the people living at the care home Since launching this activity, residents at Chestnut Manor Care Home look forward to their music workshops twice a month, each session lasting up to 45 minutes.

Since the opening of Chestnut Manor Care Home, the activities team have been learning about their residents’ interests and delivering person-centred activities. A strong common interest amongst residents is their love of music, so the activities team reached out to The Music School Wanstead, inviting them to teach the residents about making music.

A resident stated on their feedback form: “Enjoyable. Glad that the workshops will continue regularly.”

Sr Anastasia, Resident at Chestnut Manor Care Home, said: “Excellent!

Sr Anne, Resident at Chestnut Manor Care Home, said: “It was good to have the opportunity to learn something new! Thank you!”

Fernanda Perini, Lifestyle and Activities Lead at Chestnut Manor Care Home, said: “Music can be an effective tool for therapy, especially for our elderly community and adults living with Alzheimer’s disease. Our residents are enjoying the new experience, singing along with the musicians and playing the percussion instruments. They are looking forward to more exciting musical sessions alongside the professionals.”

Afternoon Tea with the Music School Wanstead Resident with child from the music school wantead

Most recently, the Wanstead Music School’s children’s class of 11 pupils (between the ages of six and thirteen) performed a classical composition for our residents during Care Home Open Week. The home hosted an afternoon tea alongside the children’s performance. The children played a variety of instruments, such as the piano, guitar and violin, and for many of the children, it was their first time playing for a live audience.

Gabriel, a member of The Wanstead Music School, said:  “Hi Fernanda, what a great time we all had this afternoon. Thank you for all your help and your wonderful hospitality. The kids and residents looked very joyful”.

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