Recently the Lifestyle and Wellness team at Cornubia have been running a Musical Appreciation activity, which George enjoys attending regularly.
George loves music and shares many stories of the days when he used to play the bagpipes. He is very proud of his heritage and even donned his family tartan in a photo shoot he was part of for us last year! These days George’s fingers are not as nimble as once were and he was disappointed to have to give up playing the bagpipes many years ago.
Cornubia’s Musical Appreciation activity re-sparked George’s love of playing an instrument and after speaking with the Lifestyle and Wellness team, he decided to conduct some research for himself on what to turn his hand to this time. A lover of the internet and all it has to offer – our George took to Gumtree to find himself a new musical instrument to master.
Low and behold George managed to track down a very impressive and shiny saxophone for sale. He also printed off the sheet music for the tunes he wants to learn to play and he has been enthusiastically practicing every day (much to his neighbours’ delight we bet!?)
George’s daughter collected the saxophone and then took him down to the local music store to purchase a stand for his sheet music. George’s goal is to have mastered ‘The Last Post’ for next year’s ANZAC Day Service.
We just love hearing (and sharing!) these stories of new hobbies being taken up during a chapter of life where residents have space and in their lives to make the most of their free time. Never stop learning!
We are so proud of you George, and we all cannot wait to hear your performance at ANZAC Day next year.