A recent Oomph! trip to the movie theatre meant that residents at Parkfield House Care Home, Canford Heathcare, could watch their favourite film. Jack McKenie, Oomph! Regional Wellbeing Coordinator, tells the story…
As part of Parkfield House’s monthly Wellbeing Moments, they took residents to see a dementia friendly showing of Casablanca. Casablanca is a favourite film of two of the residents that attended and they had been asking the team to play it for a long time. It was important to the team to make seeing the movie extra special and meaningful for them!
So, on Monday 11th November, the team took four residents to see the film at the Beck Theatre in Hayes.
The team stated, “As part of our monthly Wellbeing Moments & in collaboration with our Oomph! Out & About trips, we wanted to go the extra mile to make our residents feel special and ensure our trips are person-centred. We took our residents to see Casablanca, which is their favourite film, at the Beck Theatre in Hayes. They had a wonderful time and we received positive and thankful feedback. We took advantage of the opportunity because it was a showing especially for those living with dementia. We hope to go again!”
One resident said of the trip, “It has been a very long time since I have seen Casablanca. It brought back loads of great memories.”
Another commented, “Going to the theatre was so different and it was better than watching it on the T.V. I am looking forward to the next show!”
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