A musical treat for Honley residents

Release Date: 01-Jul-2011
Residents of Roundway and Stony Lane retirement living homes in Honley enjoyed an afternoon of music recently, courtesy of violinist Kate Cruscicka.
Residents enjoying the musical performance

Residents enjoying the musical performance

Polish-born Kate performed a medley of classical and popular music for her enthusiastic audience.

Kate now lives in Leeds and performs at events all over the country. She also often plays her glass violin on New Street in Huddersfield, where she always draws a crowd, and where KNH Scheme Coordinator, Dave Sanderson, first saw her perform.

Dave contacted Kate through her website and asked her if she would come to Honley. “I am always looking for different forms of entertainment and activities for our residents and I thought that Kate would be ideal for a coffee afternoon,” he said.

“Everyone who came to see Kate said how much they had enjoyed listening to her and would like to invite her back at a future date."

Resident Wendy King said: “I really enjoyed listening to Kate. Some of her music brought a tear to my eyes, and I hope we can have her back again later in the year."

The KNH Older People’s Support Service, which manages Roundway and Stony Lane, organizes a variety of activities for their older customers, including music, dancing, bowling, day trips, Nintendo Wii sessions, gardening, cooking sessions and so on. The activities are designed to help older people be happier and healthier, which is a key priority for both KNH and Kirklees Council.