Care Home Residents Get On Their Dancing Shoes For Silver Sunday

ResidentsA local care home celebrated Silver Sunday by holding a free tea dance for residents, staff and the local community.

Queensmount Bupa Care Home on Queens Park West Drive, Bournemouth hosted the event at the recently refurbished home and invited members of the local community to join a lively afternoon of dancing with homemade food and local singer Fiona McKinley.

Silver Sunday is a national day of free fun and activities for older people across the UK and celebrates the value and knowledge that they bring to our communities. The event also aimed to tackle the loneliness and isolation felt by many older people by providing social activities to encourage them to get out, try new things and meet new people.

Nicola Soulsby, general manager at Queensmount, said: “Silver Sunday is a great opportunity to bring our residents, their families and our staff together with older members of the local community. We even had previous residents join us – and they all took to the dance floor.

“Fiona McKinley entertained us with all the classics and we really did raise the roof!”