St Martins Grange care home in Gillingham will be putting on special dance sessions for residents thanks to support from a Dementia charity.

Dementia Friends Gillingham presented a cheque for £600 to the care home, run by Care South, which will go towards the ‘Movement to Music’ sessions.

The Paris Helen School of Dance, based in Shaftsbury, will run the sessions for residents of the care home and members of the local community. They will be held in The Circle, St Martins Grange, fortnightly.

Gillingham Mayor Barry Von-Clemens joined staff, residents and representatives from Dementia Friends for the cheque presentation at the home, and also joined residents for a dance in The Circle.

St Martins Grange Home Manager Stanley Haruzivishe said: “We are extremely grateful for the money donated by Dementia Friends. We put on regular activities to help keep residents active and engaged, and this money will go a long way.”

“We like to be part of the Gillingham community, so the Movement to Music sessions are a great opportunity to welcome people into St Martins Grange and engage with residents.”

The Movement to Music sessions help residents stay active in a safe and controlled environment and can help those living with dementia.