Last Friday was National Care Home Open Day and among those taking part was the Orders of St John Care Trust’s Gregory House in Welby Gardens.
Activities co-ordinator Zenda Dempster arranged for London based theatre company Carousel, who specialise in creating shows for care homes, to perform for residents.
In addition to the national open day the home is celebrating the ‘Best of British’ this year to coincide with the wartime anniversaries, and so, fittingly, British classics formed much of Carousel’s repertoire.
Alongside events honouring Britain, Zenda has organised ‘Around the World’ activities including a wine and cheese tasting that took place after Carousel’s performance.
Carousel theatre’s Griff Mellhuish and Emily Wade said: “We had a great time performing at Gregory House, they always make us feel so welcome and the residents really enjoyed the show.
“It is wonderful to see people’s faces light up when they recognise a song or a character and join in with us. It’s all about smiling and singing and there is plenty of both at Gregory House.”
For more information on the theatre group visit www.carouseltheatre.co.uk