Balmoral Care Home in Sheffield has its own stage star caring for residents.
Team member Lizzie returned to the home at the beginning of the year following her stint on stage at the Lyceum Theatre in ‘An Inspector Calls’.
Lizzie said: “The show was fantastic and was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I’m glad to be back at Balmoral, seeing all the lovely residents and sharing my stories with them.”
Music and performing has been key in the home over the last few weeks. The team ran their very own music week, which saw residents attending a singing group at a local church and enjoying a 1950s inspired karaoke afternoon. Local entertainer Terry Todd brought a hint of sparkle during his old time music sing-a-long.
The residents took a trip to the Lyceum, alas not to see Lizzie perform. Instead they took part in their very own tea dance, where a good time was had by all.
Back at the home, residents celebrated a 96th birthday with singing and dancing. On another quieter day, a coffee, cream cake and scone morning was the ideal start for an afternoon of bingo and quizzes.
Lynn Hawkins, Regional Manager said: “At Balmoral the rooms have been buzzing with the sound of music. It’s great to hear the residents having such a fantastic time, and all encouraging each other to join in. At one point the karaoke session could have turned into a scene from the X Factor, but importantly everyone had a fantastic time. Some of the resident’s voices are amazing!”
Date published: 15 September 2017