Musical Wellbeing Charity Brings Joy To Ryland View Residents

5 February 2021

musical charity ryland

Talented performers from wellbeing charity Kissing It Better have kept Ryland View Residents entertained during the pandemic.

Their initiative connects young performers from across the arts to do Zoom calls with care homes to conduct special performances.

As well as providing excellent entertainment for Residents, the charity also hopes to help alleviate loneliness and boost wellbeing with their programme.

According to Ryland View Activities Co-ordinator Julie Robinson, the Residents have loved tuning in to watch opera, musicals and classics.

Julie said: “The Residents love watching the performers and we often join in.

“We get our musical instruments out so we can play and sing as the performances happen.

“It’s fantastic that so many talented artists are volunteering for the Kiss It Better shows. Residents often ask when the next one will be, and they really look forward to it.”

Julie also said that Residents enjoy singing and dancing along to their favourite music outside the Kissing It Better sessions. 

They particularly enjoy hits from the 1950s and musicals.

Julie said: “Music is a big part of life here at Ryland View, most Residents love a singsong and a dance. 

“It’s good for their mental wellbeing and promotes physical movement, so it’s a win-win for everyone.”