Gowns galore for 1920's party at Bupa Beachaven Care Home

Gowns, fur coats, and plenty of pearls was the dress code for the 1920’s dance event held at Bupa Beachhaven Care Home.

Throughout July, Bupa holds a national event called “Shall We Dance” in an effort to get people moving, and promote healthy ageing and improved mobility for residents.

Residents, families and the team at the care home were dressed to impress in flapper style dresses and adorned in jewellery, with the men wearing their best suits for the occasion.

As well as listening and dancing to a medley of music from that era, high tea was also

served following the dancing.

Bupa Beachhaven’s Care Home Manager, Chris Beckett, said dancing was a great way to bring joy to their residents, especially those living with dementia.

“One of our residents, Trish, used to be an actress in theatre. Meaningful events like these are an opportunity for her to relive her dancing days – she sings along and knows every word.”

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Music and dancing is a universal way to connect people and bring joy to their lives. When music starts playing, everyone - even our residents with advanced dementia - start tapping their feet and singing along
Chris Beckett, Bupa Beachhaven Care Home Manager