Nursing home opens bar: Here are drinks, ladies, music from the good old days and great mood.
Plejecenter Vesterled in Vamdrup has opened a bar, and here residents can now drink whiskey and listen to music from their younger days.
Tv2 have visited the nursing home south of Kolding in Denmark, and talked to the couple Aage and Grethe Kyed. The party clothes are out as the two 93-year-olds are going to the nursing home's newly opened bar. One has to look smooth when there is a party.
- There are ladies coming, says Aage to tv2.dk, while he ties his bow tie.
The new bar has been carefully planned by the staff, who have both bought old furniture and talked to all 28 residents about what they drank back then, when they were young. For the staff it is indeed important to create the right mood. The purpose of the bar is both to create fun and socializing, but especially to give the elderly a ride down memory lane.
"We try to figure out what it is the elderly like, and then bring it into play. It's really on their terms. It is about having something social, because inside an elderly person there is also a young person," says Bente Thygesen, director at the nursing home.
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