Treats and no tricks at West Bridgford care home

left to right, Bridget Peck, Jean Clarke, Amber Strike, Betty Warren and Paul Friday
Left to right, Bridget Peck, Jean Clarke, Amber Strike, Betty Warren and Paul Friday

It was all treats and no tricks when local singer Paul Friday joined staff and residents at The Grand Care Centre in West Bridgford for a Halloween-themed singing celebration.


Dressed as a blood-stained policeman, the Nottingham-based singer showcased his vocal talents entertaining the elderly audience with a one and a half hour set that included a mix of rock and roll, big band swing, old time singalong and party tunes designed to get everyone up and dancing.


To set the scene, the care home had been decorated with an array of ghosts, bats and pumpkins and the staff team donned fancy dress and face paint to ensure that residents thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon.


The Grand is a state-of-the-art 82 bed care facility on Greythorn Drive.  Residents and their families have been attracted by the company’s ethos of top quality, professional, person-centred care in an expertly designed, purpose-built comfortable environment.


Group reservations manager at The Grand, Dawn Collett, commented:  “We have a busy and varied activities programme headed by our activities team that makes the most of seasonal events.  Halloween provided the ideal opportunity to involve the residents in a special musical celebration where they could take the opportunity to singalong with Paul, or even get up and dance if they so wished.”


Pictured with Paul are residents Jean Clarke and Betty Warren.  Jean commented: “Paul’s show was fabulous, we all thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was a stroll through musical history with favourites from the 40s, 50s, 60s and even the present day.  I do hope we’ll get to see him again.”



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