Older People

The Hallé Musicians-in-Residence project at Pendine Care Homes has now been running for 7 years and involves Hallé musicians David Petri, Caroline Abbott and Hugh McKenna working with patients and carers at the home. The partnership between the Hallé and Pendine aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of all the residents involved with particular emphasis on those with dementia. A new and exciting development in the project is the use of technology. This has been brought about by involving graduate engineers at Siemens, the Hallé’s Major Sponsor. Three engineers have created a digital wristband device which provides a number of participation possibilities for all the clients. Options range from playing a drum with a simple flick of the wrist; playing different scales up and down by moving an arm, all the way through to playing a tune as part of a creative project.

Arts and Business Award
Hallé Education was delighted to receive the Arts and Business, Wales Community Award in 2012 for their work in partnership with Pendine Park.

“I cannot praise too highly the partnership and working arrangements we have now enjoyed with the Hallé for close on four years. I know I speak for everyone involved in the project on our side when I say that the partnership has well and truly succeeded to bring purpose, enrichment and stimulation to the quality of life of so many of our residents.”

Mario Kreft, Proprietor of Pendine Park Care Homes

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