December 02, 2017

The dancing phenomenon that everyone is talking about | Care to dance #Winter #Warmers

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At this special time of year we are sharing a story a day as part of our “Winter Warmers” campaign. Yesterday, we shared just some of our care home colleagues personal accounts' of what inspired them to pursue a career working with older people.

Today, we are sharing some footage of our amazing residents and colleagues enjoying themselves at Care to Dance.

Four Seasons Health Care | Care to dance

Care to Dance is a monthly, social occasion that uses the therapy of music to bring fun and happiness into peoples’ lives.

The sessions are held monthly in Blyth and are open to all; in attendance are residents from Four Seasons Health Care homes, and other homes, along with family and friends. The event brings together people from the community for a beverage, gossip, dance, sing, game of bingo and a raffle.

This is a joyous event which is financially self-supporting and any profits raised are used to give the attendees something a little bit extra special (maybe a visit from Santa?).

An ‘extra special memory experience’ was staged earlier in the year, when Care to Dance was taken to The Alnwick Garden. The event was a massive success which was sold out with 120 people attending the day.

Our residents were thrilled to have made the headlines! Here are just some of the pictures from the day:

Matt Horne, Four Seasons Health Care’s Regional Business Development Manager – North East, said: “The event went really well and we have had some great comments from some of the residents who were there, including that it was the best day they have had in years and that it brought back happy memories from their younger days.

“The Alnwick Garden gave us the use of the amazing Pavilion for free and we hope to continue this at The Garden on a quarterly basis.”

Marian Latimer, a Four Seasons Business Support Administrator and Founder of Care to Dance sums up the event, “It was a fantastic afternoon. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this special tea dance – there was lovely music, great food, bingo, a raffle and of course beautiful views and company."

"I felt so proud. Not just of the event but how we all worked together to create a lovely experience for our residents and the wider community. I can’t wait for the next one”.

The event is truly something special and creates special memories for all involved, and the fun doesn’t stop at the end of the day. Wansbeck Care home crafted some very special memory boards following the event (skip to 1.30 to see the joy these beautiful boards bring).

 

Until next time… Keeeeeeeep dancing!!

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