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Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

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I provide entertainment for those youngsters of a certain age...music and laughter and that sort of thing!!

I specialise in 50s, 60s and 70s music but can also sing the Great American Songbook by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and MIchael Buble.

2 hires on Bark
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25 September 2022

Ian is a fantastic man he interacts with his audience and they love that ,Ian brings joy to us all at burrswood care home couldn't recommend anyone as much Ian 😀

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Vanessa, that's much appreciated!

8 September 2022

Ian is a true gent and wonderful entertainer, not for the first time the residents were eating out of Ian’s hands today at Red Bank. Wouldn’t recommend anyone but Ian if you’re booking artistes for the more mature audience. Thanks for another great afternoon’s entertainment . More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Many thanks, Stuart, it was great to see you all again!

8 September 2022

Ian Jenkins performed at our social event recently. Great voice, sang a wide range of songs, very funny too. We all had a fantastic night, look forward to seeing him again January 23.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Hi, Shelagh, it was lovely to meet you and the gang…great fun! (And it’s 17th January, not 23rd…don’t miss it!!) 😉

23 August 2022

Ian was fabulous with all our residents today he brought lots of laughter and joy lots of dancing and singing what a great entertainer see you next time

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Tracey, it was lovely to see you again and meet your fun-loving residents 😉

19 August 2022

IAN CAME TO OUR NURSING HOME,THE CLIENTS ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM,FROM HIS MUSIC TO HIS CHARACTER, HIS JOKES BUT MAINLY HIS SINGING,WE'VE HAD HIM COME ON MANY OCCASIONS AND HE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND,WE CANT WAIT TILL YOUR NEXT VISIT.VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks for those lovely words, Pat…much appreciated 👍

17 August 2022

Always a great day when Ian is entertaining us at Rochdale blind society. He has a great rapport with the elderly. Look forward to being entertained by him again.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks very much, Judy, it’s always an enjoyable session with the ‘gang’! 😉

14 August 2022

Ian was fantastic entertaining our care home residents loved him and staff alike all had fun dancing ,with staff and residents singing and dancing absolutely fantastic

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Vanessa, that’s very kind of you and much appreciated 😉

11 August 2022

Fantastic singing....very entertaining....highly recommended

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Michelle, that’s very much appreciated 😉

7 August 2022

From the Deputy Chair of Dementia Friendly Todmorden- Ian supported one of our monthly cafes recently. All our volunteers stated he was fantastic. He involved everyone and got them all singing or dancing. The feedback we received on his behalf was brilliant. One lady who had brought her elderly mother with dementia said "Thankyou, I got a little bit of my mum back today."
That's how good he is.
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Thanks, Geoff, that's very much appreciated, and feedback such as you received from that lady makes me realise that I have the best job in the world...priceless!

20 July 2022

Ian regularly sings at the nursing home I work at, as the activities coordinator it’s my responsibility to book all entertainment and I honestly wouldn’t book anyone else. My residents look forward to seeing him and talk about him for ages after each visit. I would highly recommend him to anyone, his interaction with his audience is second to none and his singing is also excellent. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Steph, that’s very kind of you…I really enjoying coming to entertain the residents at your place, they’re a lovely bunch 👍

12 July 2022

What a great entertainer! Had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. Really made everyone’s day.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Susan, that’s very much appreciated…and no mention of me picking on you, that’s even better! 😂

11 July 2022

Our residents really enjoyed Ian's set today. Some fantastic song sung to perfection. Some dad jokes which we loved and fantastic interaction with our lovely residents. All loved it, all was talking about it all afternoon. All voted to have him back. Can not wait for Ian's next visit. More...

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Thank you so much, it was a treat to be back! And I’m allowed to tell Dad jokes coz I’m a Dad!! 😂 I look forward to seeing everybody again soon 👍

23 June 2022

A great morning at Stoneswood. Thanks Ian for an excellent collection of songs, and in particular 'Moon River', for mum. She loved it, as did everyone. Glad it's now in your repertoire. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Jill, it was indeed a lovely morning and I’m so glad you and Dolly enjoyed it …and Moon River will be in the set for a good while now! 😉

23 June 2022

Had the good fortune to see and hear Ian yesterday at Acacia Lodge where my Mum has recently moved to. A consummate performer who seems to really understand his audience. A great afternoon thanks Ian and hope to see you again soon. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Martin, for the really nice feedback. It’s very much appreciated and I look forward to seeing you and your Mum again soon 👍

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22 June 2022

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Ian was absolutely fantastic, very friendly and approachable. our event was a wine and cheese night and we needed some entertainment for our clients who are over 65s and Ian did a brilliant job. i will be definitely welcoming him back soon. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Kirsty, I had a great time and look forward to a return visit! 😀

21 June 2022

Thanks for singing mums favourite sing 'Molly Malone' for her in the garden this morning at Stoneswood Residential Home Ian, we're looking forward to 'Moon River' !

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Thanks, Martha, it was lovely to meet you and your Mum…i’ve given her a mention on my Facebook page @ianjenkinsentertainer 😉

20 June 2022

Ian has given us the best shows ever our residents look forward to him coming he knows them all by name . His hands on approach makes for a lovely afternoon, and we look forward to his visit this Thursday Frieda's Birthday

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Sue, your kind words and lovely feedback is very much appreciated…see you soon! 😀

17 June 2022

Great entertainment this evening at The Cottons. It was his first time here but definitely not his last. The place was literally rocking with music and laughter.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks very much for your lovely feedback! It was a treat to meet you and the folks at The Cottons and I very much look forward to seeing you all again soon 😀

16 June 2022

ABSOLUTELY FANSTASTIC! Ian has been coming to our Care Home for many years, and comes on a regular basis. The residents, their families, and staff all love his performances and we couldn't recommend him highly enough. His engagement with the audience, and his ability to keep them entertained are what stands him out from the rest.
Truly fantastic!
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What lovely feedback…thanks Sonia, it’s very much appreciated 😉

15 June 2022

I honestly can't recommend Ian enough! By far, one of the best entertainers we have at our nursing home and both Residents and Staff love his time with us. Amazing voice, friendly and funny, Ian puts alot of thought into his music content. Thank You Ian. Smiles All Round 😊 More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Diane, your kind words are very much appreciated…see you soon! 😉

15 June 2022

Whenever he is there, Ian gives us superb and very interactive entertainment at our monthly wellbeing cafe at Milnrow Community Centre, managing to involve and bring smiles to everyone.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Cheers, Mike, many thanks for the lovely feedback 👍

13 June 2022

Fantastic, wonderful songs, and a very funny man, he completely had our audience on his side, and believe me that is not easy. Church Lane Community Centre. Prestwich. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Haha, thanks, Alan…I wouldn’t want you lot to not be on my side!! 😂 Seriously, I really appreciate your very kind feedback…hope to see you all again soon 👏

10 June 2022

Ian has been a delight for our residents today! He brings a radiance of laughter and fun to each performance and takes time to engage with our residents! He’s a brilliant performer us at Springhill can’t wait to see him again! More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks for such great feedback, it really means a lot to me 🤗

8 June 2022

We invited Ian to come and entertain our residents over the Jubilee weekend and he was fantastic! Lovely engagement with all residents and staff, got staff members involved and we even had a resident up dancing which is rare. Ian interacted and made us all laugh, will definitely be booking again. Thank you Ian More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thank you, Jade, it was lovely to meet you, your colleagues and the residents, and I very much look forward to seeing you all again in the future 😉

7 June 2022

Ian is without a doubt young at heart and one of the best entertainers to enter our home. He has a wonderful connection with our residents and they always look forward to his return. We would recommend him 100% 👍

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thank you so much, Sharon, for your lovely feedback…it’s really very much appreciated 😀

6 June 2022

Ian has visited us twice at Bupa Lindley Grange Care Home and both times he has been fantastic, getting all our residents and staff ether singing and dancing along. we will be sure booking him again very soon :) everyone loved him More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Rebecca, it’s been lovely getting to know you all and I look forward to more fun times in the future 😉

5 June 2022

A class act!
You get a comedy show and singer show all in one. :)

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, John, much appreciated 👍

4 June 2022

We had the pleasure of Ian today and was fantastic as always you cheered our residents up at Appleton lodge giving them a brilliant time thanks Ian your a top entertainer and a lovely person see you again soon

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Cheers, Gerry, it was a delight to be back at your place and I hope to see you all again soon! 👍

4 June 2022

Ian was brilliant great laugh and he can sing great act

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Steve, it was great fun!

4 June 2022

Yet another great night of entertainment..thank u Ian 🥇👍xx

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Thanks, Jackie, it was lovely to see you and Marion again x

3 June 2022

Ian is great, I’m the activity co-ordinator at Holme Manor care home and can always rely on Ian to get the residents up and dancing. He’s absolutely wonderful , gives us a good laugh also :) Thanks Ian, brilliant singer and entertainer. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thank you so much, Megan, that’s very much appreciated…hope to see you again soon 👍

3 June 2022

Had a great time whilst Ian entertained my Dad and fellow residents at Holme manor care home , really enjoyed by everyone!!

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Hi, Danielle, many thanks for your kind words...and thank you to you and the family (The PlatiJubes) for providing me with backing singers and dancers! 👏👏👏

2 June 2022

A wonderful gentleman and a good entertainer our residents loved it today for jubilee celebration and staff has well thank you do much for today will see you soon was nice to meet you

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Hi, Angela, thanks for your review…I’m so glad everyone had a good time. It was good to meet you too! 👍

2 June 2022

I am OVER THE MOON with Ian’s service, this isn’t the first time he’s performed for us here at Aster House and we can honestly say we wouldn’t hire anybody else. He makes an effort to get to know everybody and has befriended each resident, he always goes above and beyond! He genuinely enjoys coming to perform for us.
He is absolutely HILARIOUS and never fails to make everybody in the room laugh.
He has a natural talent for entertaining and I really really enjoyed the whole performance!!
We think of him every time there is a celebration and he always pleases!!! :) by far the best performer I have watched! We’ve become really close as he makes such an effort to brighten the days of our residents, he couldn’t have done better if he tried!
I’m OVER THE MOON!
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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Wow, Caitlan, your’re so kind!! What can I say but thank you for such lovely feedback, its very much appreciated! I look forward to seeing you again soon 😚

1 June 2022

Ian came to our care home yesterday, he was outstanding. He lifted his audience, very charismatic and a fabulous performer/entertainer/singer. We will definitely be using him again, thank you soo much for your contribution to an amazing day for our residents, family and staff :-) More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thank you, Shelley, for those very kind words…I look forward to seeing you all sgain soon 😉

31 May 2022

Ian was our guest today to perform at our Jubilee party at Cherrytrees care Home in Salford.
It was such a special morning, with lots of joy, his wonderful voice and
fantastic sense of humour!
Everyone loved it and I'm sure we will repeat this experience again.
Thank you very much, it was Amazing!! We will see you soon.
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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thank you so much, Vanessa, for both inviting me to your special event and for leaving me such a lovely review. I very much look forward to returning to Cherrytrees in the future 😉

31 May 2022

Thank you Ian, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the singing yesterday. Look forward to another visit soon.

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Thank you, Sheila, it was great fun! 👍

25 May 2022

Absolute great singer/entertainer. Came and sang for a residents 90th birthday at Shawside care home in Oldham today. Amazing man. So funny and a great singer. Thanks Ian the resident really enjoyed today More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Tina…you’re simply the best! 😉

24 May 2022

Every time Ian comes to our care home it’s always a fantastic afternoon concert, the residents really enjoyed themselves. Ian is a great entertainer who involves all the audience. He makes the concerts fun and meaningful for the residents. Looking forward to booking him again. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks for that lovely review, Nick...it's very much appreciated!

21 May 2022

Fab day with Ian today as always brilliant entertainment fun filled time x

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Michelle, much sppreciated…see you next month! 😉

21 May 2022

Amazing singing & fabulous entertainment this afternoon.
Looking forward to your next visit!

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Hi Suzanne...many thanks and I'll see you again next month!

21 May 2022

Ian is an absolute joy to have around, the Residents love him. He never fails to deliver a thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable session, he always has us dancing, singing and laughing, what a tonic.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Amanda, that's very much appreciated...if I'm a tonic then you're the gin! :-)

18 May 2022

Ian was amazing at our home today he had all our residents laughing and singing. Very highly recommended he even taught us a new dance. Amazing.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Lynda, it’s always a great afternoon with your gang!