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Chester retirement living residents enjoy trip to Empire Theatre

14 June 2016
A picture of an electric guitar

Residents from retirement living schemes in Chester have been taken back through the music and magic of the early 60’s with a special trip to the theatre.

‘Save the Last Dance for Me’

Members of Sanctuary Housing’s Group of Older people living in Sheltered Housing (GOSH Enterprises), whose aim is to reduce loneliness amongst older residents, organised the trip to watch ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool.

Residents on the trip enjoyed some of the rock ‘n’ roll classics from the golden era, including Sweets For My Sweet, A Teenager in Love and Can’t Get Used to Losing You.

“Support residents to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives”

Sanctuary Housing resident involvement officer Maggi Dempsey said: “The residents had a fantastic time at the theatre and gave me some brilliant feedback, with someone even saying they felt 18 again after watching the actors dance and jive. Everyone was asking when the next trip would be.

“Our aim is to support residents to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives, so visits like this are integral to their wellbeing. It gets them out and about doing things they enjoy but with a group so they don’t feel isolated.”

Chair of GOSH, Nina Harris, added: “So many of us were on an absolute high when we got back from the theatre. The music, dancing and fashion were wonderful and many of us could remember all the words to most of the songs.”


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