Residents and staff at Bupa Cedar Manor Care Home have been whisked off their feet at their very own masquerade ball.
Part of health and care Bupa’s nationwide event held throughout July called Shall We Dance, the masquerade ball at Bupa Cedar Manor encouraged people to get moving, and promoted healthy ageing and improved mobility for residents.
Held on Saturday evening, with residents sporting their own masks for the occasion, Care Home Manager Jane Verry says everyone had been looking forward to the event.
Especially one of their residents, Noelene Archer.
Previously a dancer with framed medals for the foxtrot dance in her room, Noelene was able to relive her dancing past at the ball, dancing the foxtrot with a professional dancer.
“It was truly special watching them dance, she was gazing up into his eyes and afterwards could just not believe it and kept saying, ‘I can’t believe I have danced with a proper dancer again’,” says Jane.
“I have never seen anyone’s eyes light up so much!”
The night included performances by a band, a DJ, with special guest performances by professional dancers Kirstin and Daniel, who have previously featured in Dancing With The Stars.