HITS OF THE 60S, HATS AND HALLOWEEN TREATS PLANNED FOR MEADBANK

Residents and employees of Bupa’s Meadbank Nursing Centre, Parkgate Road, Battersea, are looking forward to a full programme of exciting activities throughout October. Tickled Pink Productions who will be performing their ‘Swinging Sixties’ show on Thursday 22 October at 2.00pm. The musical theatre group will be performing in a range of costumes and will provide music and comedy. The one hour show aims to actively encourage the audience to participate and sing-a-long to ensure a great time is had by all. On Thursday 29 October residents and staff of Meadbank will be donning a hat in aid of Age Concern’s Wear a Hat Day. The event will take place from 11.00am to 3.00pm. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of keeping older people warm each winter. Those participating are asked to donate £1 towards the cause. Residents will be making their own hats during arts and crafts sessions and hat shaped biscuits will be sold to raise further funds. To celebrate Halloween, the residents of Bupa’s Meadbank Nursing Centre, Battersea, London will be serenaded by Let’s Swing, a Jazz and Blues act on Saturday 31 October at 3.00pm. The concert has been organised by Music in Hospitals (MiH), a leading charity that provides professionally performed live music in health and care settings throughout the UK. It’s ‘Musical Memories in Care Homes’ project offers live music from a variety of performers, styles and instruments to care home residents. Concerts so far have been hugely successful with a variety of resident groups, including people with dementia. The home will be decorated with orange and black streamers and Halloween food will be served. Residents and staff will wear Halloween hats and activity co-ordinators at the home will be dressed in Halloween attire. Lorraine Bridger, activity co-ordinator at Bupa’s Meadbank Nursing Centre, said: “We are really excited about our October activities. We have a wide range of events taking place that all our residents are looking forward to. Tickled Pink and Let’s Swing are particular favourites and our Wear a Hat Day should raise vital funds needed for Age Concern.”

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