22 Jan 2015
Eastlake care home in Godalming has hosted a morning of entertainment to help combat depression as part of “January Beat The Blues.”
Staff and residents from Anchor’s Eastlake in Nightingale Road hosted a morning extravaganza.
The entertainment featured Ben and the showgirls which brought smiles, laughter and happy tears to our residents.
Ben sang songs from Elvis, Buddy Holly, Motown, Rock and Roll, and the showgirls Joanne and Sian danced to songs Aint that a kick, Twist and shout and Via Las Vegas.
When Ben sang the song My way by Frank Sinatra, it opened up a lot of special emotional memories to a few of our residents.
Resident Kay Dadley was amongst those who found this emotional, she said her late husband Ken used to sing this song to her all the time and she felt choked up as he sang it. Kay said Ben sounded like Frank was singing it himself and the dancers were terrific in their sparkling costumes.
Manager Linda Grout said this really cheered the residents up and was a good morale booster for the staff as well. This come in conjunction with positive feedback comments received on the BBC Website “A day in the life of a care home”, reported by health correspondent for the for the BBC News, Nick Triggle.
All the staff and residents at Eastlake would like to say a very big thank you to Ben and the showgirls for giving them such a fantastic show and brightening up their day.