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Residents of Belmont House Care Home, Starbeck, have been experiencing the benefits of on-going musical therapy thanks to regular visits from some inspiring local talent, with lots more planned for the upcoming months.

The home has always encouraged a variation of group activities for residents at Belmont House with visits from local singers proving very popular.

Singing can unlock memories and encourage residents to interact with sing alongs, dancing or simply participating by tapping and clapping along to the music.

Terry Williams, local singer in Harrogate, is a regular visitor to Belmont House Care Home and the residents always look forward to his visit. Residents gather in the lounge for a fun filled afternoon of music from different eras and their favourite musical hits. All involved had a wonderful time, with some of the songs bringing delightful memories for them.

Belmont House has three full time Activities Coordinators, who are continuously coming up with new ideas to provide a stimulating and diverse activities programme that meets the needs and interests of the residents living at the home.

Pat Rawlings, Activities Coordinator said “Over the years we have seen first hand the amazing therapeutic power of art and music, particularly for people living with dementia. It can bring back memories, lift spirits, reduce anxiety and bring people together through shared fun and laughter.”

Belmont House Care Home is part of the Countrywide Care Home Group – one of the UK’s leading Care Providers in the UK. The home provides high quality care for up to 100 residents, who require residential and nursing care and care for people living with dementia.