Thank you to Choice Housing Association & Limewood Dementia Care
Special thanks to Choice Housing Association for kindly allowing us access to their 50s Street Scene at Limewood Dementia Care in Stafford to launch the NVA Inspiration Award.
The staff were extremely supportive during our visit, with marketing executive Alice Lomas even giving up part of her Saturday to make sure everything ran smoothly for us.
Everyone involved in putting the1950s street scene together within Limewood Dementia Care should feel incredibly proud, there is a real sense of the period recreated with modern adaptations to ensure maximum comfort for residents and visitors alike.
Features of the 1950s street scene where we filmed included; the Fox & Duck pub, Clips n Curls Salon and the cottage (a 1950s styled living/front room).
We were particularly impressed with the "Picture House" which has been styled on the original picture house cinema in Stafford that many of the centre's clients would have visited in its heyday!
The highlight of our visit was meeting some of the residents in their communal living space and we were humbled by the reaction to our presence, particularly to that of Bexi Owen in her stunning vintage style dress which resonated with the ladies we visited. The importance of introducing the Inspiration Award was also reaffirmed during our visit when we saw how women with limited coherent verbal communication skills began to sing along wordperfect to the 1940s — 1960s songs Bexi was performing to them.
We hope some of the staff from Limewood Dementia Care/Choice Housing Association who supported the launch of the Inspiration Award will be in attendance at The National Vintage Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 15th July 2015.
If you would like to know more about our day at Limewood Dementia Care why not read guest blog written by Bexi Owen.