Comedian Joe Pasquale opens nightclub at Ipswich care home
- Credit: GREENSLEEVES CARE
A care home in Ipswich is helping residents recover their mojo by dancing the night away at a specially designed nightclub.
Thornbank care home has created its very own nightclub and pub, designed for residents to spend time together reminiscing over a pint or playing traditional games.
In the evening the ‘Snug’, as it is known, is transformed into a dancefloor – where residents are encouraged to show off their best moves.
The facilities were officially opened on Saturday, June 16 by Essex-born comedian Joe Pasquale – known for his work on stage and in film. Some will remember him for winning I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here in 2004.
Lyn Andrews, activity coordinator at the home, said the pub and club had “brought fun and laughter back into our residents’ lives”.
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She added that the investment had been especially beneficial for residents suffering from memory loss.
“It has been found that reminiscing about happy memories and dancing has had a positive effect of the residents with dementia,” she said. “It is essential to their well-being and quality of life and their coordination and mobility even if it is just lifting a glass.”
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