Village Activity Facilitator Paul Knight, a former dancer,
showed off his skills to a delighted audience in a routine with
dance partner Michelle.
New Oscott Village's oldest resident, 98-year-old Bella Shevlin,
was one of the 80 audience members. "I've had such a good evening,"
she said. "I do all the activities, and it's so nice to keep busy.
Living here has really changed my life, I never used to be able to
do all these things. A few months ago I'd have been up and dancing
as well, but I had a fall recently and I have to be careful
Residents also had the opportunity to win prizes in a costume
competition. First prize was won by Fay Bailey, who was dressed as
a witch. "My daughter helped me with it," she explained. Her
daughter and other family members were there to see her be awarded
the winning certificate and trophy.
Although she uses a wheelchair, Fay was able to get up and spend
some time dancing with her husband during the evening.
Resident and volunteer Don Osborne, 74, said that the evening
was a great success. "We like to do things like this to get people
out of their flats and everyone has really enjoyed themselves
tonight. I have to say, I've had a great time, and the music has
Picture: Village Activity Facilitator Paul Knight
presenting the costume prize to resident Fay Bailey.
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