Wisbech Care Home Residents Enjoy Dementia-Friendly Screenings At Local Cinema

Dove Court residents are now able to enjoy a monthly movie-going treat, thanks to dementia friendly screenings at The Light Cinema in Wisbech.

The home, which is on Kirkgate Street, Wisbech, is able to take some of its residents with chaperones to the local cinema, to see fun films from the past in an adapted environment.

The screenings also include refreshments and sing-a-long entertainment to help improve the lives of those living with dementia and memory loss.

Residents from the home have already enjoyed Cole Porter musical Kiss Me Kate and Judy Garland classic The Wizard of Oz. Future events are set to include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Meet Me in St. Louis, White Christmas and Jailhouse Rock.

In addition to their cinema trips, residents have also been trying their hands at flower arranging with activities co-ordinator Michael. The residents Ruth, Mary, Janet and Margaret created some beautiful arrangements with a mixture of carnations to brighten up the Jasmine Lounge.

Nicole Thompson, Home Manager at Dove Court, said: “At Dove Court, we are committed to providing stimulating and interesting activities for our residents. It is important to us to offer enjoyable and fun events that keep the mind active, particularly for our residents living with dementia.”

“We are delighted that our local cinema has started to host dementia-friendly screenings, as this means our residents can enjoy a trip to the cinema without it becoming distressing for them. It’s an absolutely brilliant scheme, and I hope more cinemas start them up in the future.”