Carehome residents beat the January blues with fancy dress party and dancing

23 January 2024

Residents at The Lindsay Bupa Care Home were treated to a fancy dress party to help them turn Blue Monday into a day of joy and happiness.

The care home staff decided to lift spirits by organising a visit from local entertainer, Curly the Busker, for an afternoon filled with music, dancing, games, and snacks, and everyone got into the spirit by wearing funky hats, wigs, and costumes.

Grant Gould, Activity Co-ordinator at The Lindsay, commented: "We decided to turn the concept of Blue Monday on its head and create a day full of fun and positivity. Residents and staff wore fancy dress and Curly the Busker gave us a brilliant musical performance. We had a fabulous fun time turning Blue Monday into a day of celebration. The residents were thrilled, and the positive energy was contagious."

Resident, Arthur Alderman aged 97, said: “January has never been my favourite time of year as Christmas celebrations are over, so I thought it was a great idea to throw a party. I enjoyed wearing the different props. My favourite costume was the duck.”

Nicki Blackmore, Resident Experience Manager, added: "We understand that creating a positive and joyful atmosphere is vital for our residents' mental and emotional health. Events like this not only combat the January Blues but also contribute to the sense of community and happiness within The Lindsay."

Lauren Steele, Home Manager, concluded: “Staff at The Lindsay are dedicated to providing uplifting and positive moments for residents, and so not to let wintery weather dampen spirits, we decided that putting on fancy dress costumes and involving everyone in the fun of a party would be an excellent idea. We all had a wonderful time!”

The Lindsay Bupa Care Home is situated in Poole, Dorset and welcomes residents in need of nursing or residential care including those living with dementia and Parkinson’s. For further information, please visit

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