Cavell House Care Home is taking its staff and residents on a trip through time, with a series of themed events.
The home, which is based on Middle Road in Shoreham, has organised events celebrating the 1920s and 1940s with music, outfits and entertainment, including singers, inspired by the various decades.
The events have been so popular with both staff and residents, that the care home is planning to organise further events, celebrating the 50s and 60s. Cavell House will use the events as inspiration to revamp some of the corridors to reflect the different eras.
Cavell House resident, Pat Patterson, said: “It was a humdinger of a day – when’s the next one?” Nikki Stevenson, Home Manager at Cavell House Care Home said: “I think it is important to think outside of the box when it comes to organising events and different activities for our residents. Our staff are good at coming up with new, exciting ideas and this particular project has been very popular with everyone involved, as it has allowed our residents to take a trip down memory lane.
“Some of our residents live with Dementia and can become distressed quite easily. Music and nostalgia have been shown to have a dramatic effect and has proven to sooth and stimulate those living with the condition, so these events can really make a difference.
“We have enjoyed revisiting the past so much that we are going to use various decades as themes for the different corridors to make it a permanent feature of our home. That way, our staff, residents and visiting families and friends will be able to enjoy a blast from the past whenever they like.”