Around 80 people attended the event that included ‘show girls’, tribute acts and a casino.
On arrival, staff from Radis Community Care, the company selected to provide in- house care to those who need it, were at the door to greet guests, dressed in full ‘show girl’ outfits. Emily Carter, Team Leader and Alicia Hudson who is a support worker ensured everyone had a warm welcome and helped to give out the bubbly.
A Rat Pack style singer then entertained guests before the main acts, a Neil Diamond tribute and an Elvis tribute took to the stage.
The majority of the 101 purpose built flats at the extra care facility have now been filled so organisers wanted to create an opportunity for residents to meet each other but also to give local residents the chance to have a look at the new purpose built facility.
New residents, Mr and Mrs Lomas both attended the event and are supported daily by Radis; they told us:
‘We had a wonderful evening; in fact, it was the first time we had been out as a couple on a Saturday for many years. We were also really thankful to Radis for arranging a later call time so that we could enjoy the party!’
Clarence Park Village is a purpose built, state of the art facility for the over 55’s and houses a restaurant, bar & coffee shop, health & beauty salon, IT suite, library and games room. There are regular events that both residents and the local community are invited to take part in.
Lisa Crane, manages the 25 in house support workers for Radis Community Care, providing a helping hand with everything from meal preparation and medication prompts to personal care and help with shopping. She told us that the night was a great success:
‘Everyone had a wonderful time and for many of the people we support, it was the first night out they’d had in many years. People danced the night away and met new friends which was the aim of the evening and we’re looking forward to many more nights like it!’