A Camden-based care home has marked this year’s National Day of Arts in Care Homes with residents enjoying entertainment from musical duo Champagne Enterprise.
Around 25 residents at Compton Lodge in Swiss Cottage gathered for an hour-long set by husband and wife Rob and Val Booking in the home’s gardens. A medley of classic songs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s were performed, along with smooth jazz, reggae and singalongs that had some residents on their feet.
Resident Lorna said: “They were lovely to listen to. Rob’s voice in particular was very pleasant”.
Sharon Bye, Director of Care at Central and Cecil (C&C), who run four care homes in London, said: “After what has been a challenging couple of years it is so heart-warming to again be able to bring live performances to our residents. There are a whole host of benefits associated with residents enjoying cultural experiences together, and C&C prides itself in having a bustling events and activities schedule to enable residents to be active, creative and entertained.”
As part of a series of events celebrating Friday’s National Day of Arts in Care Homes, C&C’s other Camden based care home Rathmore House hosted a performance by the Fab Boys on Monday. On Friday itself, jazz and swing singer Vintage Ruby will be entertaining residents at Cecil Court in Richmond, before Champagne Enterprise again perform at Homemead, C&C’s other care home, next Wednesday.
To further mark the occasion, all four care homes are in the process of being decorated with colourful artworks created by the residents themselves.