Lawton Manor Care Home celebrated International Dance Day with a visit from Kate and Muriel Pwaisho from the Soloman Islands in the South Pacific.
The ladies treated us to a performance of their traditional dancing and spent time telling us all about the islands and their customs and culture.
Kate and Muriel are related to Bishop Williams who blessed our building back in 2009 at the opening of our new extension. Kate is his daughter, and Muriel his daughter-in-law so it was wonderful to welcome members of his family to our afternoon of celebration.
Resident Mary said: “It was so interesting to learn about a new culture, and to pick up some dance moves too! The ladies were wonderful telling us all about the Soloman Islands and allowed us to ask questions as they went along with their presentation. A fantastic afternoon.”
Magic Moments Club Coordinator Dawn said “It was such a pleasure to welcome Kate and Muriel to Lawton Manor. It was a great afternoon filled with music, laughter and plenty of dancing.”
At Lawton Manor 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.