Bethanie Beachside aged care therapy assistant and Memory Lane Therapy owner creates karaoke DVD

Arthur Jones, John Alexander, Mary Kulisa, Frank Cruttenden and therapy assistant Debbie Davison. Picture: Emma Goodwin
Arthur Jones, John Alexander, Mary Kulisa, Frank Cruttenden and therapy assistant Debbie Davison. Picture: Emma Goodwin

SEVEN years working as a therapy assistant in a nursing home have inspired a Two Rocks resident to create a sing-along DVD for seniors.

Debbie Davison has worked at Bethanie Beachside since it opened and holds regular music sing-along sessions for residents.

‘It makes our residents laugh and sometimes cry, bringing back wonderful memories ” it brings joy and smiles,’ she said.

Mrs Davison said for her job she would often look online for materials to use in activities, but struggled to find appropriate resources.

Her son Lee, also a musician, came from Melbourne to stay with her recently and together they compiled a DVD.

‘We built a studio at home,’ she said.

‘I’m singing and my son is singing ” it’s all to video.

‘It’s got the words on the screen like a karaoke.’

Mrs Davison said the 56-minute DVD included parts of many popular old songs that her clients and other seniors enjoyed.

‘Over the years working at Bethanie, I know what they like and what they don’t like ” that was a bonus,’ she said.

Mrs Davison said other aged care therapists could order copies of the DVD from her Memory Lane Therapy website.