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Care Home Residents Unable to Disguise Smiles at ‘Masked Singer’ Event

Staff from Care South’s Dorset House care home in Poole treated residents and their families to a ‘masked singer’ event on April 4, in which mystery singers disguised their identity for residents to guess.

Hidden behind masks made by Muddy Boots Nursery children and a glittery gold screen, team members from Dorset House care home covered hit songs whilst residents guessed which familiar face at the home was behind the display.

Over the course of the afternoon, residents enjoyed six songs by nine team members from the care and hospitality teams. At the end of each performance, residents wrote their predictions on a voting sheet before a big reveal showed the faces behind the act.

Bert and Dawn from the kitchen team performed a duet of ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi, whilst Bev, Dawn, and Cheryl from the housekeeping team sang ‘Puppet on a String’ by Sandie Shaw. ‘All About You’ by McFly was sung by Care Assistant, Andi, and Meghan Trainor’s ‘Made You Look’ was performed by Care Assistant, Ashleigh. Care Assistant, Kate, sung ‘These Boots Are Made for Walking’ by Nancy Sinatra and a rendition of ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ was staged by Care Assistant, Coleen.

Lucy, daughter of Activities Lead at Dorset House, Sam, helped run the event alongside her mum. She was on-hand to help residents with voting and made two masks for the performers.

The fun-filled day at Dorset House care home, part of the not-for-profit charity, Care South, concluded with a group rendition of ‘Sweet Caroline.’

Andrea Moorhouse, Deputy Manager at Dorset House, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to create special memories with residents in our care and their loved ones, and this event did just that. It was amazing to see a room of smiling faces and the day was non-stop fun for everyone involved.”

Sam, Activities Lead at Dorset House, added: “This was a very special event which will be the talk of the home for weeks. Thank you to the amazing staff that took part – you were all brilliant. And thank you to my daughter for her help on the day.”