Each month we hold a Tea Dance, so residents from across our homes can socialise with their friends and family, and our staff.
The Tea Dance takes place at Offerton Community Centre, with plenty of tea, coffee and sweet treats to go around. Residents love the live entertainment provided at each Tea Dance, with singer Andy James belting out all the classics last week!
Social interaction has been proven to be beneficial for those living with dementia, improving a person’s wellbeing and reducing social isolation. Research has also shown that the effects of dance in older people with dementia have shown that the dance therapy has been effective in stimulating social interaction, along with enhancing their mood, reducing anxiety and increasing their self-awareness and self-expression.
Organiser Leigh Cherie, our Activity Lifestyle Facilitator at Cawood House, said: “Memories are what we keep forever and watching everyone enjoy themselves and making new friends was the highlight of my week.”