Valentine’s Day Fun At Brookdale Resource Centre

17th February 2020
New Directions...Brookdale Resource Centre Ainsdale. Valentines Day. Entertainment and a rose from ND maintenance man Tony Wignall

People who attend a Southport day centre for older Sefton residents living with dementia proved that age is no barrier to getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit this week.

Staff organised a special afternoon of romance-themed fun activities at Brookdale Resource Centre in Ainsdale, which is run by one of Sefton’s leading adult social care providers, New Directions.

Highlights of the event included a live performance of some of the great love songs of the last 50 years by popular vocalist, Sue Raymond.

There was also dancing, red roses for everyone and the chance for people to create homemade Valentine’s cards for their loved ones at home.

Centre regulars also took time out to chat about their romantic memories of yesteryear, as they reminisced about Valentine’s Days gone by.

Brookdale Service Manager, Salwa Moustafa, commented: “This event was a great success with our regulars demonstrating that it’s fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day, whatever age you are.

“They particularly enjoyed hearing some of their favourite old songs which is always a great way of stimulating happy memories.”

Brookdale’s day service enables family members of Sefton residents with dementia to have an important respite break.

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

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