Inter-generational choir hits right note in Currambine

Brightwater client service co-ordinator Bianca Briggs, client Sylvia Barnes and volunteer Daniella Vilardi.Picture: Martin Kennealey           d444990
Brightwater client service co-ordinator Bianca Briggs, client Sylvia Barnes and volunteer Daniella Vilardi.Picture: Martin Kennealey         d444990

ELDERLY people have teamed up with university students to form a new choir in Currambine.

Bright Faces is an eight-week pilot choir program run by Brightwater Care Group’s At Home Services team for elderly clients who live at home.

Occupational therapy and speech pathology students have volunteered to run the sessions at Currambine Community Centre.

“It aims to prevent social isolation for clients who not only enjoy the chance to harmonise with others, but the morning tea and socialising afterwards,” Brightwater chief executive Penny Flett said.

“It has also helped forge new friendships and encouraged those who thought singing was not their cup of tea, to try something different, with very positive results.”