Following the success of a Macmillan Coffee morning and seeing how much the residents enjoyed doing something different, James decided to host a party…they just needed a theme. After a bit of research, it appeared that it happened to be Olivia Newton- John’s birthday on this particular weekend – and there is was, the perfect theme for a party – Grease!
Activities were hosted around Grease and Olivia Newton-John, including watching the film and playing her greatest hits. The designated music room has a pool table, which residents are particularly fond of, and James said was a well received lockdown purchase. To go the extra mile, staff downloaded Olivia Newton-John’s recipe book and cooked up some delicious food for residents, including a birthday cake! The food and entertainment were enjoyed by residents and definitely had a positive impact.
After such a tough year, James said he has learnt to make the most of the situation and seeing the impact that the parties have had on the residents, took a view of ‘any excuse for a party’. Shortly after speaking with James the next date in the dairy was for a Halloween party which residents were very much looking forward too!