Doreen’s trip (and kiss) down memory lane!

Broadway Halls Care Home, Dudley- Residents Shirley, Doreen, Rebecca and Mollie with Magic Moments Club team members Kerry, Lil, and Julie at The Black Country Living Museum

"Chatting to the people at the museum brought so many memories flooding back and it has been the best day out I have had in so many years.”

The Magic Moments Club team at Broadway Halls Care Home have brought some wonderful memories back for their resident Doreen on a day out to The Black Country Living Museum.

Doreen grew up in our local area and enjoys reminiscing about times with her husband and life during the war. We discovered it would have been her 70th wedding anniversary recently and decided to take Doreen and her friends on a trip down memory lane.

The open-air museum really brings the past to life and we had a great time strolling down the streets of yesteryear, exploring the old shops and talking to the people who work there who play characters from times gone by.

Doreen loved chatting to everyone and told stories about when her parents used to run a pub and how she and her boyfriend would sneak a cheeky kiss in the lane behind when no one was looking!

After all the excitement of our trip back in time we headed for the pub to enjoy lunch, a good old fashioned pint and more of Doreen's stories.

Doreen said “I have had such a lovely day. Chatting to the people that work at the museum brought so many memories flooding back and it has been the best day out I have had in so many years.”

Magic Moments Club Coordinator Matthew said “It was a fantastic day out and wonderful to hear Doreen sharing her life stories and happy times spent with her husband. The fact it would have been their 70th wedding anniversary made it even more special.”

At Broadway Halls 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.

Broadway Halls Care Home is located in Dudley, West Midlands, and provides dementia carenursing carepalliative careresidential care and respite care.

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