Over 140 residents and staff from 17 homes run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), the UK’s second largest not-for-profit care home provider, attended a Las Vegas themed Tea Dance on Tuesday 16 June at The Assembly Hall in Melksham.
This year’s annual event offered residents a chance to experience the glitz and glamour of America’s ‘Sin City’ with live music from an Elvis tribute act and other musical treats, as well as casino roulette tables, a pop-up photo booth, a buffet tea and a bar.
Special guests included Melksham Town Mayor Councillor Terri Welch, OSJCT Deputy Chairman and Trustee Brian Goodson, OSJCT Head of Volunteering Lee Palmer and OSJCT Customer Relationship Advisor Beverly Wilson.
Karen Johnson, OSJCT Wiltshire Volunteer and Activities Manager, commented: “It would have been hard to replicate our 1950s and country-and-western themed tea dances of previous years, so this year we took inspiration from one of the most enchanting and entertaining cities in the world.
“Our annual themed tea dance is an opportunity for our residents to spend quality time with each other, while meeting new people from OSJCT care homes from throughout the county.
“The activities co-ordinators from our homes are always thinking of new ways for residents to have fun, to socialise, to experience music and the arts, and to remain active – so this is just another fantastic way of keeping people entertained and happy.”