Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society Carol Concert

MaritimeProfessional.com
Friday, December 20, 2013
Brian Boxall-Hunt

A maritime care home based in Surrey, has welcomed residents’ friends and families to participate in a Christmas carol concert to help residents with dementia to recover happy memories.

The annual carol concert, held on Friday, December 20, offers relatives and friends the opportunity to join their loved ones for activities at the home and to meet the Royal Alfred team. This year, an abundance of residents’ family members descended upon the care home to get involved in the festivities, joining staff and other residents to celebrate the holidays.

There are 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK. Symptoms of the disease include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Activities such as music therapy and reflexology are offered to residents with dementia and can help offset the feelings of isolation sufferers sometimes experience. Music, especially singing, stimulates long-forgotten memories and can have powerful effects on a person’s state of mind, helping to improve confidence and self-image*.

Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt OBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, who although in his own words is “vocally challenged” led the “staff choir” at the concert , said, “Music therapy is just one of the many tailored activities run at the home for our dementia residents. The response from the carol concert has been overwhelming, not only from patients who have enjoyed the day tremendously, but from their family members, who are able to see their relatives in a safe and happy environment.

“As a society, we invest in training for staff and employ activity coordinators to ensure we deliver the best possible care and quality of life for all residents.”

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, which has existed for nearly 150 years, opened its dedicated dementia annex two years ago after establishing that 40 per cent of its residents were living with some form of the disease.

Last month, since joining the Dementia Friends Community, The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Maritime care home has created its own community within the home for those suffering from the condition.

royalalfredseafarers.com
 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Brent Crude Slips Towards US$102

Brent crude fell towards $102 a barrel on Tuesday on concerns of slowing oil demand growth due to weak economic recoveries in China and Europe, although new unrest

SGS Wet Welding Repairs Approved by DNV GL

DNV GL and Subsea Global Solutions LLC (SGS) say that they have completed an extensive joint research and development program, that will allow permanent repairs

Aker Solutions Update on Company Hive-Off

Aker Solutions informs updated unaudited financial information for the two companies - the new Aker Solutions and Akastor - that will be formed following the split

News

USCG, National Park Service Rescue Sea Turtle

Members from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued a loggerhead sea turtle Sunday in Oregon Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina

Bulk Equipment is Delivered to Syzran Refinery

A reactor and a cold high-pressure separator is delivered to the site of Rosneft subsidiary Syzran Refinery for the constructed diesel hydro-treater. The unit

Achinsk Refinery Resumes Operation on Tight Schedule

Achinsk Oil refinery, suspended after the incident of June 15, 2014 has recovered the processes of primary crude oil processing on a tight schedule, according to the plan of repair activities.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2339 sec (4 req/sec)