AgeingCare HomesCare ResidentsCare StaffElderlyHealthcareNewsSocial Care

Eurovision Fever Takes Over Halstead Care Home

Eurovision fever took over a Halstead care home this weekend.

Residents at Care UK’s Colne View, on Dame Mary Walk, spent the week preparing for the Eurovision Final, which took place on Saturday, with some very special activities.

With a week of jam-packed themed activities, residents created banners to support the UK’s entry, Mae Muller, as well as taking part in a special Eurovision session with the Halstead Dementia Friendly Choir ahead of the home’s watch party, which took place at the weekend.

Residents, along with members of the community, enjoyed singing Eurovision hits such as Making Your Mind Up, by Bucks Fizz, and Congratulations by Cliff Richard, at The Empire Theatre, and continued with inspired karaoke back at the home while reminiscing on their own Eurovision memories from over the years.

Linda, a resident at Colne View, said: “It was great to reminisce over the years of Eurovision songs – some of them I didn’t realise were part of the contest but I already knew them anyway! I always love attending the dementia friendly choir as it’s such a lively atmosphere where I can get lost in the music.”

Monica Boldeata, Home Manager at Colne View, added: “We always enjoy tuning into Eurovision at Colne View, and with this year’s competition taking place in the UK, we were keen to celebrate in style.

“The Dementia Friendly Choir, which was created by Colne View and The Empire Theatre, offered the perfect opportunity to belt out our favourite Eurovision hits – so much so that an impromptu karaoke session continued at the home after our outing.

“It was a tense evening as we watched the scores come in – we all had fun placing our bets on who we thought would win and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show!”



COTS 2024