Southport dementia service pays festive tribute to carers 

27th December 2018

A specialist Southport day service for Sefton residents with dementia hit the right note with a musical celebration to herald the start of the festive season.

The afternoon party at Brookdale Resource Centre in Ainsdale – run by the borough’s leading adult social care provider, New Directions – was designed to get Christmas under way in tuneful style and to say ‘thank you’ to the carers of people who attend the service.

Supplying the music at the event was popular resort pianist, Jon Taylor, making a return visit to Brookdale.

The talented ivory tickler presented his normal varied repertoire of musical memories to suit all tastes.

And Jon’s set also included a selection of popular Christmas songs, which perfectly complemented the Yuletide fayre of mulled wine, Christmas cake and mince pies served by staff to guests.

Brookdale Service Manager, Salwa Moustafa, commented: “This event was very well attended and the many positive comments we have received show just how successful it was.

“With the help of our talented keyboard player, it was a great way to mark this special time of year, and at the same time to pay tribute to the people who do such a fantastic job of caring for the people who attend Brookdale when they’re at home,” added Salwa.

Brookdale Resource Centre enables the carers of people with advanced dementia to have an important respite break.

People who attend the service enjoy a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, sensory stimulation and music and reminiscence therapies.

*  For more information about Brookdale Resource Centre contact Salwa Moustafa on 01704 571026.