Residents, relatives and the care team at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham moved to the beat as they took part in a music and movement session run by the Alzheimer’s Society.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, explained: “Everyone joined in with the session. With feet tapping, hands clapping and pom-poms rustling everyone sang and moved to the music.
“Then out came the batons and ribbons. We started some fishing, with Margaret being the lucky one and catching a rubber fish. Followed by some very impressive whooshing and twirling.
“We then made our very own Hallgarth band, with maracas, tambourines and bells. I didn’t realise we had such a harmonious group.”
Doreen, is a new member of the Hallgarth family, and this was her first time participating in this event. She said: “I really enjoyed the afternoon and can’t wait for the next session. Holding a tambourine, playing and laughing along with everyone else reminded me of when I was a little younger, taking the stage with my sister, playing the tambourine, singing and dancing. I never thought I’d be doing it again at this age. I’ll get up and dance at the next session, if my knees allow it.”
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Date published: 15 September 2017