“I cant recommend Join The Circle more for anyone providing activities in a care setting. My residents cant get enough! Rosie attends once to twice a week and they are always switched on and love it. The dance, the engagement, the social and of course the laughing. As a manager I do not have to be in the room, the fun fills the house. My residents are older people and residents with dementia and it brings everyone together, anyone can join in.”
Rachel Bailey , Care Home Manager - The Brambles Care Home, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
“We’ve had Join The Circle dance sessions for years. It’s not just about exercise it’s about fun, social aspects, laughs which we have lots of. The conversation and the trust and enjoyment from the sessions, feeling good about yourself, it builds confidence and self worth brings everyone together residents, staff, families. Rosie is one of the family. I haven’t even got to the benefits of the exercise yet !!
The exercise routines are attainable to many residents. They are fun, easy to follow and great for people living with dementia. The benefits include motor skills, gross motor skills, eye and hand coordination and not forgetting eye and feet lol. Music from all different places in the world and different times. Some relaxing, some to move your body!!!
My residents love Rosie. There is so much you can get from Join The Circle sessions. Rosie makes a difference it’s that simple.”
Debbie Day, Activities Co-ordinator - Cedars Care Home, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
“The residents are happy while getting much needed exercise. After Join The Circle sessions, they are always more chatty, asking each other about what they were able to do, saying how much better they feel and how much they enjoyed it.”
Ruth Gates, Care Home Manager - Palmerston Care Home, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
"My residents really look forward to Join The Circle Sessions. They sing, smile and follow the instructions. They go away happy and smiling.”
Linda, Activities Co-ordinator - Hopes Green Care Home, Benfleet, Essex
“Join The Circle sessions often wake residents from a slumber! They can join in when they fancy with no pressure and it brings laughter and smiles to their faces. Our co-ordinator knows the individuals and can encourage when needed, always praising. It’s a good, positive activity.”
Clare, Activity Co-ordinator - Adalah Care Home, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
"The residents look forward to the music and exercises which are cleverly put together. Sessions put a smile on the residents' faces, they respond well to the sessions and it makes them feel better. "
Lesley- Activities Co-ordinator - Gable Court Care Home, Rush Green, Essex
"Dancing makes such a difference to me. I think I may live to a hundred I feel so good!"
Gwen - Care Home Resident