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Blast from the past – Worcester care home residents travel back in time

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A care home in Worcester created a unique drive-in cinema experience for residents to enjoy.

Residents at Care UK’s Perry Manor, on Charles Hastings Way, stepped back in time as the home’s cinema was transformed into a drive-through cinema – where they were able to reminisce and recall happy memories from their younger days.

On the day, residents were treated to a screening of the all-time classic film Grease. The team went all out to decorate the home’s cinema to create a 1950s inspired setting, with residents enjoying diner-style milkshakes, hot dogs and popcorn as part of their immersive cinema experience. 

Wayne Roberts, a resident at Perry Manor, said: “The lifestyle team went all out to make us feel like we were back in the 1950s – from traditional drive-in cinema decorations to all the classic treats we would have had. It felt like we stepped back into the past.

“I enjoyed it immensely – not only all the effort made, but also because my two daughters were obsessed with Grease when they were young. It brought back happy memories of them being little and watching it lay on the floor, resting their heads on their bedroom pillows''.

Katherine Matthews, Home Manager at Perry Manor, said: “We loved being able to create this experience for residents and watch them sit back and relax as they travelled back in time to the 1950s. 

“Watching well-known films can encourage older people to relax and trigger fond memories which can boost spirits. The team worked incredibly hard to put together this immersive experience for residents and seeing them share childhood stories of their first experiences at the cinema while they sung along to Grease made it all worth it!

“We were so pleased that it was a huge success and hope to vote on resident favourites so we can put on more film nights very soon!”

Perry Manor is a state-of-the-art Care UK home, which provides full time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short term respite care. Rated outstanding by the CQC, the home is designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, café and hair salon, with plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.

To find out more about Perry Manor care home email Donna Townley, Customer Relations Manager, at donna.townley@careuk.com or call 01905 886 715.

For more general information, visit careuk.com/perry-manor.

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Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 1ET

Perry Manor

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

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