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Come what May – St Ives care home residents host traditional May Day celebrations

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A St Ives care home hosted its very own traditional May Day celebrations, to mark the beginning of Summer.

Residents at Care UK’s Field Lodge, on London Road, were delighted to spend the afternoon creating and dancing around their very own may pole, as well as watching and learning a variety of maypole dancing styles from around the world.Come what May – St Ives care home residents host traditional May Day celebrations

Linda Martinez, Home Manager at Field Lodge, said: “Here at Field Lodge, we love celebrating England’s traditions and customs, as they often provide a fantastic opportunity for reminiscing.

“Many residents have fond memories of taking part in May Day celebrations in their childhood, and of dancing around the may pole. Re-connecting to childhood activities can be incredibly beneficial for older people, as they can prompt happy memories and the associated emotions.

“Everyone had a wonderful afternoon dancing around the may pole, it was a fantastic way to encourage residents to be active, make new friends, and most importantly – have some fun!”

Field Lodge is a modern purpose-built care home providing full-time residential, nursing, and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has a choice of lounges and dining rooms, along with facilities such as an activity room, cinema and hair salon.

To find out more about Field Lodge, please call Customer Relations Manager, Jo Molloy-Cruden on 01480 877638, or email

For more general information, visit field-lodge

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London Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5EX

Field Lodge

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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