Entering residential care can bring many changes to people’s lives, with access to live cultural experiences becoming more difficult to access. We strive to connect care home residents with our professional musicians through live visits to living rooms and gardens, and support with curated digital content.

Through rekindling musical memories and encouraging active participation, sessions provide a hugely welcome boost to the wellbeing of residents, family members and staff alike, coupled with the joy of seeing and hearing live music performed up close.

If you would like to find out more about the experiences we can offer to your care or residential home, you can download our Music, Health & Wellbeing booklet here, or contact Participate Programme Manager Jamie Harris to find out more.

Our current programme in the BCP area is supported by long-standing sponsor Tapper Funeral Service, and with the new support of Rawlins Davy Solicitors & Mediators.

Since 2012, Tapper Funeral Service has been very proud to support Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s programme that takes live musical performance into residential and care homes in the local area. We recognised immediately the positive health benefits given by the provision of high calibre music – performed by BSO musicians – to those living in care settings. We pride ourselves on the high standard of our care to those who are grieving and living with loss, and we are delighted to continue our support of this impactful programme. As we enter into our 10th year of support, we celebrate all that we have achieved together, and the lives that have been – and continue to be – blessed by the music of the BSO.” ~ Tapper Funeral Service

A gentleman who finds it hard to communicate, but during the entertainment I noticed he was smiling and tapping his hands - it's wonderful.
Activity Coordinator, The Laurels & Pine Lodge Home

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