23rd Mar, 2019

Care home residents in Redditch treated to a visit from the Vamos Theatre Company

Correspondent 22nd Jul, 2018

Written by Olivia Warburton.

RESIDENTS at the Bowood Court and Mews care home in Redditch were treated with a visit from the Vamos Theatre Company, internationally known for its innovative mask theatre.

The company gave the residents a performance of their show ‘Sharing Joy’, specially created for people living with dementia and to raise awareness about the positive impact the arts can have on dementia care.

Set in the 1940s and 1950s, the performance is a celebration of life and all its joys, allowing the residents to indulge in nostalgia and laughter with the amazing music, dance and mask and puppetry work.

Bowood Court and Mews manager Brenda Goulding said everyone at the care home was delighted to welcome Vamos Theatre.

“The special dementia-friendly, non-verbal performance connected with residents through eye contact and gestures.

“We are very grateful to Coun June Pots, who secured funding for this visit from the theatre company, and have heard how much other residents have benefited from the performance.”

‘Sharing Joy’ is proven to improve the mental and physical health of people living with dementia.

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