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Monthly Activities for People with Dementia Get into Full Swing with 50’s Party

People supported at our pioneering dementia specialist care home, EachStep Blackburn, stepped back in time for a lively 1950’s tea party on Friday 26th August.

1950's party at EachStep BlackburnThe event kick-started the care home’s innovative new programme of themed events, all aimed at improving the lives of the people we support living with dementia and their relatives.

The fifties themed party took place in the home’s spacious lounge and vintage tea rooms for the people supported at EachStep Blackburn, and their friends and family. They got to enjoy an afternoon of homemade cakes, freshly brewed tea and coffee and live music entertainment from rock and roller Simon Wilkinson.

Since opening in May 2016, EachStep Blackburn has fast become a centre of excellence for dementia care, with its leading model of person-centered support and stunning dementia-friendly design.

Phil Benson, Service Manager for EachStep Blackburn, says: “We want every day at EachStep Blackburn to be a celebration so we try to always offer fun things to enjoy and do. We’ve introduced these special themed events to bring together the people we support and their loved ones to celebrate the things that matter the most to them. Every month there’ll be something special – from film nights in our very own cinema, to food festivals and our spooktacular Halloween party.

Phil continues: “We’ve listened really closely to the people we support and their loved ones to understand their hobbies, interests and passions to create a very special and varied programme with the aim of igniting happy memories for people living at Eachstep Blackburn.”

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