Gwalia Care and Support’s care homes in Neath Port Talbot have been dancing their way through the decades to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday!
Staff at the specialist respite and residential dementia care homes in the county chose a decade linked to a royal celebration and choreographed dances to join in with residents in the celebrations.
Llys Y Seren in Baglan, Plas Bryn Rhosyn in Neath, Dan Y Bryn in Pontardawe and Arwelfa, Croeserw and Trem Y Glyn in Glynneath showcased their moves, dancing to Baby Face, The Lambeth Walk and Dancing Queen, ending on last year’s summer’s classic Cheerleader!
Mark Lewis, Director of Care for Gwalia Care and Support said the staff put 100% into choreographing their performances:
We love a good party at our care homes and this was an exceptional celebration of the Queen’s birthday. Many of our residents have dementia and the music and dancing engaged their senses and evoked memories of the past. The staff work so hard to ensure that our residents live the lives that they want to. The care we provide is personal, warm and kind and that event like the 90th birthday celebrations are a great example of how meaningful the relationships which are formed by staff and residents are.