Care UK’s Sherwood Grange carehome, on Robin Hood Lane, threw the 1950s-themed celebration to mark the 65thanniversary of the launch of the record Rock Around the Clock, widelyconsidered Britain’s first rock ‘n’ roll anthem.
To celebrate, the home welcomeddancer Katie Lewis, who performed a routine, aptly called ‘Tap Around TheClock’. The tap dancers jived along to songs from the rock ‘n’ roll era, and bothresidents and team members joined in.
The nationwide initiative, launchedby Care UK, encouraged its care homes across the country to get together and hostrock ‘n’ roll-themed events to mark this iconic anniversary. As well as havingfun, the events were the perfect opportunity for residents to reminisce abouttheir younger years and share memories associated with the 1950s.
Rick Mayne, home manager at SherwoodGrange, said: “Music is alwayspopular in this home, so we all thoroughly enjoyed the 1950s music and dancing.It also gave us all a good excuse to chat about people’s memories – we learnt alot about how rock ‘n’ roll music suddenly became popular with young people andthe friction it caused with some of their parents. Music is a great way toreminisce and can even bring back long-forgotten memories for people livingwith dementia.”
SherwoodGrange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential anddementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residentsto live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinemaand hair salon, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out, forrelaxation and recreation.