This performance was by no means your traditional theatre show, but as they say, variety is the spice of life and Anchor fully endorse that innovative and creative ethos at Tolson Grange. Mesmerized by the routine, memories of those days definitely surfaced as the bathing belles hid under the cover of their beach towel, changed into their polka dot costumes and performed their synchronized swimming inspired sequence.
The show’s leader, Zoe has plenty of experience working with people who live with Dementia and this shows as she made sure the residents were very much part of the show, handing out authentic seaside flags for them to wave during the 40’s seaside music. The show ended with everyone taking to the dance floor for and the opportunity to chat some more about memories of swimming.
This performance was part of a brand new membership scheme for care homes in West Yorkshire called ‘at hoMe with the arts‘, which is run by Honley based organisation ‘We do’ and supported by funding from Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation. Tolson Grange care home have been part of this project from the very beginning and are proud to be able to offer their residents, staff and family and friends access to a programme of high quality arts events.
Down load the latest copy of at hoME with the Arts programme here