Newton Aycliffe care home resident and carer perform Elvis tribute in national talent contest (From The Advertiser Series)
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Newton Aycliffe care home resident and carer perform Elvis tribute in national talent contest
A NORTH-EAST care home was rocking to the sounds of Elvis Presley when 95-year-old Gladys Stephens and her carer got feet tapping and fingers clicking with their entry to a national talent contest.
Ms Stephens, a resident of Rose Lodge Care Home at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, and care assistant Bev Temple are hoping their tribute to Elvis Presley will secure them victory in Care Home Idol, an online talent competition.
A video of the pair singing the King of Rock and Roll’s classic ballad, Are You Lonesome Tonight, can be viewed online and members of the public are being encouraged to vote for them.
Karen Frew-Mcgill, manager at Rose Lodge, said: “Care Home Idol is a great and fun way to raise awareness of the positive aspect of living in a care home.
“Gladys and Bev’s friendship is an example of this. They are quite often singing and dancing in the home with the other residents.
“All too often care homes can be portrayed unfairly in the media so we thought this was a fantastic way to show the public what a caring and fun environment a care home can be.
Ms Stephens said Rose Lodge was a lovely place to live, adding: “Filming the video was great fun. We are always singing and having fun here.”
To view the video and vote visit carehome.co.uk/idol/idol.cfm/id/63
The winner will be announced next March
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