D-Day anniversary street party for Barnstaple patients
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Alexandra Ward staff organise a 70th anniversary ‘street party’ for their patients to reminisce and have ‘a jolly good time’.
PATIENTS and staff at a Barnstaple hospital ward have been marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a street party’.
Staff at Alexandra Ward in North Devon District Hospital pulled out all the stops today (Friday) to organise the 1940s knees-up, with flags, bunting, food and drink plus plenty of music from the time.
As well as proving a jolly good time, the party with its reminiscing about the past proved a good therapy session for the patients of the specialist dementia care ward.
“Remembering the past is very important for them,” said ward manager Paula Mascall.
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“It is giving them something of interest and something they remember so vividly as it was a major event in their lives.
“One gentleman can remember being a pilot in World War II, another lady can recall the music they played back then. Plus I think people forget that this generation still like to have a damn good time!”
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