On Wednesday, 17th May, Castor Lodge Care Home in Castor, Peterborough, enjoyed throwing a 1940’s themed party for their residents, staff and local community.
Veronica Hewins from the Wellbeing Team commented.
"As part of our person-centred approach, our 1940s evening was inspired by our resident's love for lavish parties. We enjoyed reminiscing and helped our residents to choose themed outfits.
Many of our residents at Castor Lodge are living with dementia, so it was wonderful to see them singing and dancing along to the music, remembering all the words."
You can learn more about the benefits of music for those living with dementia here.
Natalie White, Home Manager at Castor Lodge, commented.
“It was a wonderful evening. We all enjoyed dressing up in traditional 1940s attire, with many of our guests joining in on the fun, wearing hats, fascinators, suits, and polka-dot dresses.
I would also like to say a big thank you to Ryan Hornett, who took a break from his day job as an IT trainer at Country Court, the parent company of Castor Lodge, to sing a host of 1940s songs for us, our residents had great fun dancing and singing along.
Our Hospitality Team also put together a fabulous buffet, with a range of traditional finger sandwiches, prawns and sausage rolls and tended to guests and residents throughout the evening.”