"It made me feel young again!"
Cavell House resident, Derrick
The home, on Middle Road in Shoreham, has organised events to celebrate poignant decades of the past, with outfits and entertainment inspired by the various periods.
Following the successful 1920s and 1940s events, the residents couldn’t wait for the most recent 1950s celebration.
Cavell House resident, Derrick, said: “It made me feel young again!”
Nikki Stevenson, Home Manager at Cavell House, said: “After seeing the success of the previous decade events that we’ve had, I knew it was a must to continue the tradition! Everyone loves to get involved and take a trip down memory lane.
“For our residents who are living with Dementia, reminiscing on ‘the good old days’ provides a great deal of comfort and is proven to have positive effects, so much so, that we have made a conscious effort to create a permanent memory lane feature within the home.
“Different corridors throughout the home have different decade themes, allowing staff, residents and families to be whisked off to a different era whenever they desire.”
Cavell House forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. 76% of Larchwood Care Homes are rated as ‘Good’ or above by the CQC, above the industry average.