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A Halloween Ball at New Oscott Village

3rd November, 2011

New Oscott Village residents were treated to an evening of dancing and music to celebrate Halloween this weekend.

Paul & Fay

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 now."

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 been lovely."

Picture: Village Activity Facilitator Paul Knight presenting the costume prize to resident Fay Bailey.

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