A tea dance fit for royalty

Meyrick Rise Care Home, Dorset-Resident Kaye takes to the dance floor with one of the student organisers

Residents at Meyrick Rise Care Home enjoyed an afternoon of dancing and dining when we teamed up with students from the Arts University in Bournemouth to put on a spectacular event; ‘The Royal Dance’.

The students who are studying Creative Events Management came up with the idea and created posters, booked entertainment and arranged the catering for the event which was held in our garden lounge.

Local band ‘The Pocket Orchestra’ soon had the dancefloor filled with their toe-tapping tunes and everyone was treated to afternoon tea with delicious sandwiches and cakes.

Magic Moments Club Assistant Vicki said “Our residents really enjoyed the tea party; the music was fantastic and there was a never ending supply of scrumptious cakes which went down very well indeed.”

At Meyrick Rise we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.

Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents. The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.

Meyrick Rise Care Home is located in Bournemouth, Dorset and provides nursing carepalliative careresidential care and respite care.

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