Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Charlton took centre stage when they hosted their very own production for the community.
1970s inspired performance
The team and residents at Time Court Residential and Nursing Home in Woodland Terrace, performed a medley of 70s hits, inspired by popular TV series and chart-hitting music – the event was supported by creative facilitators from community interest company, Ladder to the Moon.
Vibrant costumes and homemade accessories
Residents ensured the production, which took place on Wednesday 22 April, was something to remember by looking the part in vibrant costumes, whilst performing 70s hits, including songs from Swedish pop group Abba.
Once the 70s theme was chosen, the team raided their wardrobes and dusted off their flares, then joined forces with their residents to produce props and practice routines, with residents creating unique hair bands.
Residents enjoyed taking part
Time Court resident, 94-year-old Ivy Hudson added: “It’s been great to be a part of the 70s inspired show – I’ve enjoyed reminiscing”. Fellow resident, 91-year-old Des Maloney described the final event as “awesome!”
Home manager extremely proud
The Sanctuary Care home’s manager Mary Johnson concluded: “It has been wonderful to see the residents and team working together in such a creative way. Many of the residents contributed fantastic ideas throughout the production planning.
“We always encourage creativity and the contribution our residents made to this project proves how important it is to give people living in care homes opportunities to express themselves.
“The 60 minute performance was the ‘cherry on the cake’, everyone pulled out all the stops and gave their very best – you could tell the attending audience enjoyed every minute. As the home manager I am extremely proud of everyone who took part.”
Ladder to the Moon part of Shine! programme
Ladder to the Moon’s work at Time Court is part of Shine!, which uses creative arts to shine a light on the talents of residents across Sanctuary Care’s 61 homes.
Shine! aims to shine a light on the individuals living in our care homes, encouraging their participation in arts-based sessions, including theatre, movement, music and film.
The programme is funded through Sanctuary Group, Sanctuary Care’s parent company, and is part of Sanctuary’s commitment to highlight the potential and talents of older people through quality arts experiences.