Golden oldies: Louis Armstrong tops care home residents' poll of favourite songs as winter health campaign warms up
2:26pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
Residents of two care homes will be treated to live performances of their favourite songs this winter, as part of a scheme to keep elderly people physically and emotionally healthy during the colder months.
As part of its Winter Wellness campaign, healthcare provider Bupa commissioned a survey of 1,000 70-90-year-olds to find out what songs gave them the greatest sense of wellbeing.
Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World came top of the poll, with Nat King Cole's Unforgettable at two and All I Have To Do I Dream by the Everly Brothers at three.
Also on the list is Perry Como's Magic Moments and Doris Day's Que Sera, Sera.
The top 10 songs will be performed live at Bupa's two south London care homes - Red Court Nursing Home in Croydon and Fieldway Nursing and Residential Centre in Mitcham - throughout Winter Wellness Week, which runs from November 11 to November 17.
There will also be free food, exercise sessions and advice, including a winter warmer recipe booklet and ‘Get Ready for Winter’ information leaflet.
The campaign is being run in partnership with older peoples' charity the Royal Voluntary Service.
Siobhan Drane, Bupa care services community and partnerships manager, said: “The Winter Wellness campaign aims to help elderly people in our wider communities - and our homes - to keep physically and emotionally well during the winter months.
“Using music to improve general wellbeing is just one of the many ways in which we are able to support the elderly in South London over the coming weeks.”
Verity Haines, from the Royal Voluntary Service, said: “Autumn is the perfect time for older people to start thinking about how they can keep well and warm in winter and preparation plays an important part in that.
"Music is a great way to bring people together, lift spirits and meet new people and these events will provide a vital opportunity for older residents to get expert information from Bupa Care Services and us.”
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