Leaders from the soon-to-open Copperfield Court, part of Oyster Care Homes, participated in a vibrant and musical gathering at the local Parkinson’s support group on 3rd May, from 13:30 to 15:30. The event was held at Union Church in Margate, a longstanding venue that has welcomed the Parkinson’s group for nearly three decades.

General Manager Eve Balcombe, Deputy Manager Jade Hammond, and Senior Healthcare Assistant, Kathryn Waller attended the event, which featured a performance by Charlie from Music for Health. Charlie’s live guitar session not only entertained but also served an important therapeutic role, encouraging participants to sing along. This activity is known to assist with common Parkinson’s symptoms such as tremors and posture issues and is a testament to the power of music and community in enhancing the quality of life for those living with the condition.

Eve Balcombe, General Manager of Copperfield Court care home, said: “Visiting the Parkinson’s group was an enlightening experience. It was truly heartwarming to see the joy and spirit alive in the room. At Copperfield Court, we believe in building strong community ties and supporting our residents in every aspect of their wellbeing. Engaging with groups like this is just a glimpse of how we intend to integrate and contribute positively to the local community.”

Dilys, the organiser of the event, described the group as “a perky, optimistic bunch of individuals who live life to the fullest despite their Parkinson’s diagnoses.”

The visit was part of a series of community engagement activities planned by Copperfield Court ahead of its grand opening on 16th May. The care home aims to establish strong links with local groups and services to foster an environment of support and inclusivity for its residents.

For more information about the care home, or to RSVP for the grand opening event, please call 01843 423207.