Summer Fair at Maxton

We had four weeks of funding to spend at Maxton House, and spent 3 fantastic afternoons rehearsing a summery repertoire in time for their summer fair. Weren’t we surprised to be greeted with a lei (flower necklace), pointed to the punch bowl (“alcohol in the bowl on the middle shelf!”), and invited to celebrate with the group (not that we …

We do our own thing!

One of the settings that we have been privileged to visit is Merton House. We usually stand in between the lounge/dining area because some residents feel it is easier to sit at their dinner tables than move over to the smaller lounge. As an independent-living setting, people can be any age, with a variety of conditions, and just need a …

Dementia Care

One very special care home has welcomed us into their dementia unit. We only spend 15 minutes or so with the smaller group of residents, and have found so many special ways that we can share this moment, right now. This professional singer, favourite singer is Frank Sinatra, has shared the stage with many famous acts. Even during retirement, she …

Our first encore!

One particularly special venue, funded by yet another Pasty and Peas event, got us invited to Bolton Carers, a day centre where carers were able to bring their loved ones for a bit of a change of scenery. People with a variety of conditions and abilities were able to sit and rest, or participate in activities arranged by staff – …