Next week Caddington Grove care home in Dunstable will be launching a monthly cinema club for people living with dementia and their carers.

Dementia friendly cinema screenings are welcomed by the Alzheimer's Society. Recent research conducted by the charity found that 69 per cent of people with dementia said that the main reason they stop going out and socialising is a lack of confidence.

Home Manager Martyn Dawes said the home was keen to provide an accessible and supportive environment where people affected by dementia could continue enjoying quality leisure time. 

He said "Going to the cinema is one of my favourite past times and I wanted to make sure that people living with dementia and their families have the same opportunity. Every month we'll be showcasing classic films, complete with free popcorn and homemade ice cream that can be enjoyed by everyone. Nothing beats the big screen so we're delighted we can open our Picture House to the public like this."

The inaugural screening of the cinema club will be Singin' in the Rain on Tuesday 13th November at 1pm. The 1952 classic, staring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor portrays Hollywood in the 1920's, with lots of memorable songs and special moments, including Gene Kelly's now iconic performance in the song Singin' in the Rain.

For more information, or to book your place at this event contact the team on 01582 320750 or email [email protected]