Retirement home looks for life experiences of the over 60s

STAFF at a retirement home in Darlington want to hear about older people’s life experiences for a charity single.

Greencroft Court, in Greencroft Close, is part of a national project looking for people over 60 to contribute the words of a charity song to be released as a single.

Chris Robinson, from the home, has invited Darlington residents to visit Greencroft Court and fill in a form describing the highlights of their lives.

She said: “Music is a powerful medium which brings people together and the record will give older people a voice. I would like to hear about older people’s achievements, aspirations and the challenges they have overcome in life as well as hearing about the benefits of old age.”

The record will be sung by The Anchor Community Band, made up of older people living in the organisation’s care homes and retirement housing properties across England.

The Darlington branch is also looking for a local recording studio to donate its time to allow residents to record their part of the track.

All the money raised from the sales of the song will go towards Contact the Elderly, which aims to combat the loneliness and social isolation faced by many older people aged over 75, who live alone.

Any over 60s who want to share their experiences for the song or recording studios who can help can contact Chris Robinson on 01325-484155.

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