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Keep dancing: Life’s a ball at St Ives care home

Added on: 15th January, 2018 by Victoria_29707

Keep dancing: Life’s a ball at St Ives care home

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Mon, 15 January 2018

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Residents at a care home in St Ives donned their dancing shoes for a night of glitz and glamour at its ‘Take My Hand’ ball.

Field Lodge on London Road rolled out the red carpet in celebration of 91 year old resident, Bernard Sadler, who has been ballroom dancing since the age of 16.

Bernard grew up in Histon and regularly attended ballroom classes with his friends and wife, Jean Sadler - who he first met at a dance class in Ely. Bernard, has lived at Field Lodge for three years and regularly talks about his love for dancing and the happy memories he has, including his love for his favourite dance, the quickstep.

The Care UK team arranged for ballroom classes to take place at the care home for Bernard and the other residents, and it was these classes which gave the team the inspiration to organise the ‘Take My Hand’ ball, having seen how much everyone enjoyed dancing and listening to music from their younger years.

Residents, relatives, and visitors enjoyed the black tie evening with live music from singer Stacey Wood.

Speaking about the event, customer relations manager, Julie May, said: “The care team at Field Lodge love listening to the residents’ stories and hearing all about their hobbies and interests. Bernard has always been so passionate about his love for dancing that we wanted to help him get back into the swing of things with dance lessons at the home.

“After the first lesson with Susan Barnes, seeing all the smiling faces in the room, and knowing Bernard’s love for Strictly Come Dancing, we knew we had to take this further by hosting a glitzy event of our own for everyone to enjoy.

“We had a fabulous evening, dancing and laughing and we are so pleased we could host such a fun event for Bernard and the residents here at Field Lodge.”

Field Lodge is a modern purpose-built care home providing full-time residential, nursing, and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has a choice of lounges and dining rooms along with facilities such as an activity room, cinema and a hairdressing salon.

For more information on Field Lodge, please contact customer relations manager Julie May on or call 01480 878 073.

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