Now there’s a blog title you don’t expect to see on a care home website! At Fairdene Lodge we like to get out and about with our residents – if they want to and it is dafe to do so. Normally this is just one or two residents at a time and something we feel will appeal to their interests. For example we have a retired builder so whenever we are heading to B&Q we always ask if he would like to join us as he loves a wander round all the different tools and materials.
So when we heard the Ladyboys were visiting just down the road we thought it would be a good opportunity for some of the residents to enjoy a night of entertainment. First we thought about who might enjoy this type of evening out, any residents who had a history of working in the theatre, or listed their hobbies and interests as visiting the theatre. Then we had to consider if those residents would feel safe going out and would they be happy in a busy noisy environment. Once we had our list we asked those residents if they would like to come.
In the end, we were eight residents and eight carers heading down to Hove Lawns to see what it was all about. It was an evening of music and dancing with some of our favourites from the West End – lots of fun and a bit of a sing-a-long.
We didn’t all make it to the end, as some enjoyed it more than others, so a few of us headed home a little early, but all in all it was something different and quite entertaining!