There has been plenty of research that proves the power of music. Music can lift your mood; make you smile or make you cry. I’m sure we’ve all tortured ourselves playing that song that reminds us of a lost love repeatedly and we’ve all jumped out of our seats when that certain song starts to play at a party.
For us the music of the 60s & 70s takes us back to our teenage years’ to growing up, getting married, starting a family. I can still remember rushing to get the latest Beatle’s record on 45.
Last Saturday the lifestyle team here at Kingfisher threw us a party but this was no ordinary party. It was a retro party. We danced to the sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s. We dressed up in legwarmers and Elton John glasses.
The room was decorated in keeping with the music, bright colours and tie dye fabrics. There were bowls of Black Jacks, Fruit Salads and flying saucers dotted around the place too. It was groovy baby.
No party is complete without a buffet and there wasn’t a chicken nugget in sight at this one. We dined on 70s classics such as Vol-au-vents and prawn cocktails. We tucked into shrimp paste and potted beef sandwiches accompanied by cucumber and onions dowsed in vinegar, all washed down with Dandelion & Burdock and Cream Soda. We felt full to bursting but when the chef arrived carrying a magnificent sherry trifle, we somehow managed to find some room for it.
It has been many years since I have partied like I did Saturday afternoon. You get to a stage in life where the effort involved often prevents you from attending parties. That’s the beauty of living here at Kingfisher, we don’t have to go anywhere, the party comes to us.
Lifestyle lead Linda told us “The smiles on their faces as they took to the dancefloor said it all. Even for those just listening to the music it was a special afternoon. Listening to music for enjoyment is important at all stages of life, creating music and sounds can be a great form of self-expression. Dancing encourages movement which in turn aids mobility. Events such as this one lifts the spirits and brings back such fond memories.”