Residents and staff at Brendoncare enjoyed their very own music festival in the beautiful grounds of the nursing home in Froxfield. They were disappointed that the Froxfield music festival was postponed, so decided to share their love of music and organise their own festival.
A variety of performers visited during the week-long festival, including Music Therapist, Arash, who played the keyboard for a sing-along. The grand finale on Saturday July 3 saw music from Robbie Robinson who performed tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The residents and staff were dancing in their seats! The duo ‘It Takes Two’ closed the festival, harmonising to some of the biggest hits from the past few decades.
To accompany the music, the residents enjoyed a barbecue, a glass or two of Pimms and strawberries and cream. There was much singing, dancing, laughter and sunshine too!
Resident Margaret, said: “It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon – sunshine, music and Pimms, a delight.”
And resident, Julianna, added: “It was a lovely afternoon with lovely company.”
Hazel Ringor, Senior Care Assistant, at Brendoncare Froxfield, commented: “It was an incredible day for all our lovely residents. The music lifted spirits of everyone in the home. There was lovely food for all. The residents enjoyed dancing and singing along. It’s finally started to feel normal again.”
Maria Wegner, Home Manager at Brendoncare Froxfield, said, “Our residents really enjoy being outside in the sunshine and we are hoping there will be many more opportunities over the summer. It’s lovely seeing their smiling faces and watching them singing along to familiar tunes.
“The staff at Brendoncare Froxfield do a fabulous job in caring for our residents and making every day special for them. I am proud of every one for their commitment to every individual who lives here with us.”
Brendoncare Froxfield is run by Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation. It is situated between Hungerford and Marlborough and is a nursing home for 44 residents and includes a specialist 16 bed dementia care household. Froxfield has been specifically designed to enable older people to live independent, happy and fulfilling lives.
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