Loving staff hold musical dementia afternoon tea event at Haywards Heath care home

Staff at Goldbridge Care Home in Haywards Heath recently held a musical dementia afternoon tea event for residents.

Town mayor Stephanie Inglesfield attended and called the evening ‘wonderful’, saying: “I had the best time.”

She said: “The staff at Goldbridge are so loving and attentive, it was so touching to see them interacting with the residents and the way the residents react to them.”

The mayor said the party offered residents a buffet of sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and tea.

She said: “Professional pianist Charmaine Gemmell, entertained us all afternoon with gentle melodies and good old-fashioned sing along songs, with the staff and I leading the humming, dancing and singing. Two gentlemen residents joined in happily with the singing as the lyrics came back to them and one of the ladies got up and performed a lovely dance. Music really is magic and it touches the depth of our souls, helping stir memories and reminiscing.”

Mrs Inglesfield thanked the staff, residents and families.

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