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Teatime treat proves popular for care residents
Article Type: News and events From: Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Volume 14, Issue 3.
In May 2013 the 1930s came to a care home in Gloucestershire. A typical British tea dance, Glenn Miller's greatest hits and themed party decorations were just some of the nostalgic touches that helped to transform Jubilee Lodge in Bourton-On-The-Water. The care centre, which is operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), the UK's second largest not for profit care home provider, hosted the 1930s-themed event as part of a continued initiative to help residents recapture past memories.
"The residents were absolutely delighted with our 1930s themed afternoon", commented Penny Wilsdon, Activities Coordinator at Jubilee Lodge. "The party atmosphere was wonderful and so many residents got involved with the dancing - even those confined to wheelchairs! [...]We believe that activities are a really important part of elderly care and dementia therapy. Ideas such as fun days and themed events, which take place at OSJCT homes across the country, are a great way to help residents remember their past.
For more information about OSJCT, visit: http://www.osjct.co.uk