Ormskirk Home Hosts Alzheimer’s Tea Party

People living at Stocks Hall Ormskirk Home, plus family, friends and visitors enjoyed each other’s company for afternoon tea together, whilst at the same time raising money together for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The inspiration to throw a Tea Party originated from Alice in Wonderland.  This event certainly did not disappoint, beginning with chair based exercise to music, then moving on to slightly more strenuous exercise accompanied by musical instruments for anyone wanting to participate.

It was very inspirational to see how music relaxed and encouraged people to engage in the activity, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time together, feeling more relaxed and happier by the end.

Following the musical exercise time, the tea party commenced with delicious, mouth-watering Home-made cakes served with refreshments.  The whole Home was buzzing with lively chatter, laughter and that much needed, favourite …… a lovely cup of tea!

Betty, the Home’s Activities Coordinator said “It was a fantastic afternoon and very emotional to see how music can play a big part in the lives of people with dementia. It was like a light had come on in their brain and everyone enjoyed engaging in the afternoon more fully.  Music is certainly the key. We also think it seems to make the tea taste so much better too!

Thanks go to all the people living at Stocks Hall Ormskirk, as well as to the staff, relatives and friends for helping to make this afternoon very special.”