A Sanctuary Care home in Sawston was transformed into the scene of a mini music festival earlier this week when the residents enjoyed a tuneful treat.
The team at Orchard House Residential Care Home in the High Street took their residents on a trip down memory lane with their very own mid-summer music festival.
In true festival style it rained and it poured, so the team decorated the lounge with tents and wellington boots, bringing the outside into the home, which provides residential care, dementia care and day care.
The acts for the event were Mike Richardson, who performed songs from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as some country classics, followed by Susan Moule, who took the residents on a musical journey back through the decades.
The home’s activities leader Megan Eusden, who organised the event said: “It was a day filled with music, laughter and smiles.
“When the residents came into the lounge they were so excited to be going to their own festival. It was a very joyful and lively event and there was lots of singing, clapping and toe tapping. Of course we had typical festival weather but it didn’t spoil the day, it just made it more fun to bring it indoors.”
One resident who really enjoyed the event with his wife Rosemary was Paul Faupel, who is 83 and has lived at the home for two years: “Both performers were really good - I really enjoyed myself and loved having a good old sing song.”
Fellow resident Barbara King, who is 86 years old and has lived at the home for just three weeks added: “It was very good and we really enjoyed the afternoon.”
Following the music, the residents, their loved ones and the team enjoyed a very civilised afternoon tea and cake.