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Residents at Ipswich home singalong to war songs in memory of D-Day

04 June 2024

There was plenty of singing and dancing at MHA Norwood in preparation for D-Day.

The Ipswich home arranged for a singer to come in and entertain residents, staff and their family members with war songs.

The home decorated the lounge area and created a space for all to enjoy the music.

The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. 

Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it is the largest seaborne invasion in history.

MHA Norwood offers residential and dementia care for 45 residents.

Julie Cosson, activity coordinator said: “This is the second time Georgina has come into the home and entertained us all.

“The residents had a great time, some of them gave requests, joined in with the singing and the atmosphere on the day was amazing

“We served everyone tea, coffee and juice and the lounge was full of residents and you would often get staff popping in and out.

“The songs triggered some war memories for our residents and you could see how much it meant to them.

“Some of the family members stayed on to watch Georgina's performance and they were very impressed. 

“D-Day is a very important day in British history and we wanted to make sure everyone at MHA Norwood understood how important it is.”