December 04, 2017

The power of song | Double act Mary & Nathan sing Pennies from Heaven & lift everyone’s spirits #Winter #Warmers

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On day two of Winter Warmers we shared a very special video from our monthly event, “Care to Dance”, which showed the joy dancing can bring to our lovely residents.

Today we are re-sharing a video from August, which highlights the power of song.

Whether it motivates you to work harder, brings a smile to your face or reminds you of a special memory, we all have that one special song. Music really can have a very positive effect on our mental and physical wellbeing. Quite simply, music makes us feel good!

Meet Mary

Mary lives at Brimington Care Centre, she loves to reminisce about her time working as a shorthand typist; she also enjoys singing and dancing, and this video shows Mary doing just that!

The first time we shared this particular video it received over 443 shares and over 69,000 views - we were overwhelmed by the response and the lovely comments the stars of our video received.

Watch Mary a.k.a. The Shorthand Typist and our Care Assistant Nathan, perform Pennies from Heaven. Nathan often performs this song with Mary, helping lift her spirits and improve her mood. This video was sent to Mary’s family and they were keen for us to share the happiness it brought them.

The positive reception of this video of Nathan and Mary highlights how a single act of kindness can touch so many people. Here are just some of the remarkable comments we received:

“What a double act – both superstars along with the rest of the Brimington care team! So reassuring to see this and know our loved ones are happy, cared for and respected. xx”

Ailsa Deakin (daughter of Mary)

“Thank you all for the wonderful comments, we are extremely proud of our home and I know Four Seasons Health Care are also extremely proud of all the hard work and dedication all you HCA put into making our individuals live a valued, trusted life! Oh and by the way we (staff and individuals) are all having a blast and loving life! "As manager of Brimington Care Centre can I thank you all so much for all your wonderful comments, we make it our goal to ensure our individuals have a fantastic time! Nathan Bates is an amazing carer, as all our carers are and as for Mary well she's just a legend!!!!”

Clare Bates, Brimington Care Home Manager

You can view the original post here and read all of the lovely comments from people who were touched by this video. We guarantee Nathan and Mary will lift your spirits.

This remarkable video demonstrates the joy of working in a care home. Thank you to Mary and Nathan for highlighting the work our carers do every day, they are truly outstanding people.

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