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Pirates life for me at Osbourne Court

Dementia doesn’t stop us having fun, was the clear message from residents at Osbourne Court Care Home in Baldock.

Over the past few months the team at the home have thrown themed parties and held special days to enhance the residents’ experiences.

Samantha Hatton, Activities Coordinator explains: “We threw a pirate themed party, and everyone, and I mean everyone got involved. All of the team dressed up as pirates, and so did some of the residents. We decorated the home with pirate memorabilia; we even had a treasure map. Residents enjoyed the pirate films and entertainment by Tim Franklin. All in all, a great day was had by all.”

When they’re not dressing up as pirates, everyone is seeing what colour of the rainbow suites the as they try on a variety of wigs.

Declan Miskelly, Home Manager explains: “Laughter was heard throughout the home as residents tried on the wigs. I think some have been keen to ask the hairdressers for something different but following this dress up day, I think some may have changed their mind.

“Having dementia doesn’t stop you doing anything. The activities the team put on, and the residents’ enthusiasm only goes to show that anything is possible.”

It’s not all go at Osbourne Court, as some of the residents took part in a sensory exercise and relaxation class. Declan Miskelly added: “We try to cater to everyone’s needs here at Osbourne Court. I hope this gives people a flavour of what we do here.”

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Date published: 15 September 2017

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