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Weymouth care home celebrates 100 years of Disney with whimsical wonderland activities

Residents from Care South’s Buxton House care home in Weymouth marked a century of Disney magic with a Snow White themed extravaganza, A Bug’s Life spectacle and an enchanting finale inspired by Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, Alice in Wonderland.

Residents, families, and staff gathered for three days of wonderment, laughter, and heartfelt nostalgia. The first day of celebrations kicked off with an enchanting Snow White themed extravaganza, featuring beloved characters and delightful activities that brought smiles and joy to residents and staff alike.

The Show White themed day saw the transformation of Buxton House into a fairy tale wonderland. One of the highlights of the day was the creation of chocolate dipped apples. Under the guidance of the talented care home staff, residents enjoyed a hands-on activity, crafting delectable treats inspired by the classic tale.

Following the apple making activity, residents gathered for a reminiscence viewing of the Snow White movie, filmed in 1937. With the room adorned in fairy tale decorations, everyone settled in for a cosy screening of the beloved classic, reliving the timeless tale that has captured hearts for a century.

One resident from Buxton House said: “Watching Snow White brought back cherished memories of my youth, reminding me of the magic that storytelling can bring to our lives. This was a special day which I will remember for a very long time.”

The second day saw residents and their families step into the world of A Bug’s Life which transformed the home into a buzzing hive of activities. From enchanting face painting to delightful stone painting and garden activities, the day promised an immersive experience of Disney’s timeless magic.

The final day of celebrations began with a spectacular performance by the renowned magician, The Big Foolini, who wowed the audience with an array of awe-inspiring magic tricks. Laughter filled the air as residents, staff and families were captivated by his mesmerising illusions. Following the enchanting performance, the young talents from the Weymouth School of Ballet and Theatre Arts took to the stage.

The day culminated in a Mad Hatter’s tea party, where everyone came together to revel in the magic of Disney’s legacy. The event was a visual feast, with attendees donning an array of elaborate costumes that paid tribute to iconic Disney characters. Laughter and joy echoed throughout the venue as everyone joined in singing along to cherished Disney songs, rekindling memories of childhood. The tea party was a marvel with teapots brimming with vibrant blooms and heart-shaped sandwiches, transporting everyone present into the heart of Wonderland.  

Lauren Taylor, Home Manager at Buxton House, said: “We are thrilled to have celebrated 100 years of Disney magic with such a spectacular event. Each day was filled with joy, laughter and cherished memories, and it was heartwarming to see residents, families and staff come together to create a truly magical experience.”

Buxton House’s dedication to providing exceptional care and creating meaningful experiences for its residents was elevated to new heights during this special occasion. The event was a testament to the ongoing commitment of Care South going above and beyond in fostering a vibrant and engaging environment for its residents.

Buxton House care home in Weymouth, Dorset, accommodates 64 residents and is part of Care South, a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England.

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