On 17th October, Henleigh Hall Care Home in Beauchief arranged for two of their residents, Margaret Phillips and Alison Doubleday, to attend a local Dancing for Dignity event as part of our Wishing Well programme.
The Dignity in Care campaign was launched in 2006, and aims to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services. Dancing for Dignity is one of the annual events that takes place all over the country to encourage people to have fun whilst actively supporting the campaign.
Margaret and Alison had wished to attend a dance; they are both very sociable ladies and love music so we thought this was the perfect outing for them. Accompanied by Care Assistant Diane and Magic Moments Club Coordinator Jeannette, the ladies donned their dancing shoes and we set off for an afternoon of music, dance and meeting new friends.
Jeannette Vilo, Magic Moments Club Assistant said “Our ladies had a wonderful time. From the moment they entered the room their feet starting tapping to the music and it was lovely to see them enjoying themselves with members of our local community.”
brighterkind runs their Wishing Well programme in all of its 70 care homes. Residents are encouraged to make a wish to experience something new or revisit an activity or place they’ve enjoyed in the past and our Magic Moments Club Team arrange for it to happen. Our Magic Moments Clubs provide a vast range of vibrant, stimulating activities that help our residents to love every day. 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 do the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.