Retro reminiscences at Gilwood Lodge

Residents rewind with retro reminiscences.

Gilwood Lodge in Blackpool has been buzzing with activity – from residents and staff singing and dancing, to laughing along with their favourite movies and TV programmes.

A recent highlight of the social calendar was a visit from special guest Jimmy O’Donnell – who hosts reminiscence sessions – showing retro items that can bring back lovely memories. Popular demand for more such fun has led manager Gill and activities organiser Hayley to plan further opportunities to relax and rewind with blasts from the past.

Another night to remember this quarter was Bonfire Night, complete with a lavish 25-minute firework display and treats including hot dogs, parkin, chocolate fruit and marshmallows – all washed down with mugs of hot chocolate.

The event raised £120 for charity, and one lucky winner claimed the top raffle prize of tea for two at the Hilton Hotel.

December’s calendar featured daily entertainment including pampering sessions, get-togethers over board games, karaoke, crafts and movie days.