Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth recently opened its doors to the community to provide unique entertainment including an aerial hoop display and Milo the dancing dog.
The state-of-the-art specialist residential care put on a spectacular show of live entertainment throughout the day for its ‘Making a Song & Dance’ open day. Crazy Circus, a local dance group, wowed guests with a variety of elegant aerial hoop display performances, as well as an intricate floor dance and a special routine with Milo the dancing dog.
Local singer Paul Spencer performed several classic songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s which had many of the home’s residents and staff dancing and reminiscing about fond memories from times gone by.
Sue Harvey, deputy manager of Great Oaks, explained: “At Great Oaks we pride ourselves on continually offering our residents a choice when it comes to experiencing new and progressive activities which have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.
“No two days are the same at Great Oaks, and by hosting this community open day we had the opportunity to showcase some examples of the type of activities our residents experience as part of their weekly activities programme. Our care staff get involved with the daily activities and enjoy them with residents, as well as inviting outside entertainers into the home. We listen to our residents in order to create personalised care programmes which allow us to connect with every person in an imaginative way.”
Visitors also had the chance to meet with the professional care team, as well as viewing the grounds of Great Oaks and the state-of-the-art facilities that the care home provides.
Great Oaks is the latest addition of an established family of care homes managed by Encore Care Homes, with two other care homes in Dorset and Hampshire. The 80-bed care home is designed to enable staff to provide the highest standard of 24 hour, personalised care and ensure residents are comfortable and happy in their surroundings.