A WORCESTER care home has whisked their residents back to the roaring twenties through a unique cinema and dance experience.
Residents at Care UK’S Perry Manor, on Charles Hastings Way, were transported back in time as the home’s cinema was transformed for the special 1920’s themed event.
In true 1920’s spirit, team members and residents wore pearls, flapper style dresses and feather headpieces and posed for photos against an art-deco style backdrop before sitting down for a screening of The Great Gatsby.
After the film, jazz music filled the dining fall as residents enjoyed a dinner inspired by the era, which included deviled eggs, pastry pigs, tomato shrimp and mint juleps, all washed down with lemon mocktails created by the home’s chef.
Later, residents put on their dancing shoes and boogied to the iconic 1920’s Charleston dance with 81-year-old, Graham Dibbens, serenading the team and his fellow residents with classic songs from the golden decade on the piano.
Betty Hann, a 96-year-old resident at Perry Manor said: “The Charleston took me back to the days I would go dancing with my husband.
“It was lovely to get dressed up too, I’m so grateful to the team for the fun activities they organise.”
Katherine Matthews, home manager at Perry Manor, said: “We loved being able to create our Great Gatsby experience for residents and watch them sit back and relax as they travelled back in time to the 1920s.
“Here at Perry Manor, we’re always coming up with new and exciting activities that help residents lead happy and fulfilling lives.
“No matter your age or ability, films can transport you to around the world and across the decades – and with The Great Gatsby being a resident favourite, we knew a 1920s party was sure to be a hit.
“It was great fun transforming our cinema and wearing our best outfits for this very special event, it’s not every day you get to travel back in time.
“We were so pleased that it was a huge success – I’m sure this will be the first of many movie-themed events.”