Mollie the Vintage Singer
Mollie joined us in The Haven lounge to perform songs from the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s. Resident’s were up singing and dancing and enjoyed some lovely refreshments. It was Mollie’s debut performance at Westfield Park but she went down such a treat that we have already booked her in to return in July.
Birds of Prey
We are very lucky to receive annual visits from the Birds of Prey team. They arrive at around 11am and spend the day with us until around 4pm. This time the weather was kind to us, allowing us to set up outside on the front grass. Resident's that were able to, came outside and had pictures taken with the birds. The rest of the afternoon was spent visiting the rest of the home and people in their rooms. The club brought a few different birds including owls, and a falcon. Both residents and their families all joined in with holding the birds and said that it was a lovely experience to be able to learn the facts about them.
Another team that visit us annually is the fantastic Zoolab. They set up in the Nursing lounge with residents from across the home coming to join in and see the different animals that had been brought. Most residents were happy to touch some of the creatures but many were reluctant when they brought out a snake. Also, amongst the animals was a giant cockroach and a bearded dragon. Well done to everyone that was brave enough to hold the creepy crawlies!
Richard returned to Westfield Park to entertain our residents in the Nursing lounge. This was his second visit and he is now one of the resident’s favourite entertainers in all our homes. Accompanied by his guitar, Richard sings songs from all era’s and genre’s so there is something for everyone to enjoy. He even takes requests from the audience, which goes down a treat. He spent well over an hour performing for us, Residents were provided with refreshments as they sang and danced along.
A very musical month of may continued with yet another debut performance from the brilliant Wilfe Dunne. Wilfe is a local man who has been singing in the clubs of Blackpool since he was just 17. He has now retired but still likes to visit care homes and provide entertainment for the residents, and he did not disappoint! He sang over on the Haven unit and there were plenty of songs that he sang which the residents could dance and sing along too. Refreshments were served during the performance and everyone seemed to have a really great time. So much so that we have booked Wilfe to return in October.
We finished off May with a fantastic trip to The Deep. We took a group of 8 residents from both units of the home. We all enjoyed a picnic for our lunch and then had a walk around looking at all the fish and other sea creatures. The penguins and sharks seemed to be a highlight for many, as well as the frozen wall of ice, which gave one of our ladies a shock when she touched it. The Deep’s staff were very helpful as always, escorting us around the aquarium. After we had finished the tour, we then had enough time to enjoy an ice-cream before the bus arrived to take us back to Westfield Park in time for tea.