The temperature may have dropped in WA, but a Winter Waltz warmed the hearts of residents at Braemar Village in Willagee last week.

A Winter Waltz held at the 52-room facility brought residents to their feet to celebrate a shared love of music, dancing and life. Volunteers were on hand to teach the residents the steps, while the event created a great opportunity for reminiscing on past dance experiences. Music played, drinks flowed and freshly baked scones were served, topped with jam and cream thanks to Braemar’s in-house caterer, Cater Care.

Braemar CEO Wayne Belcher said that dance is a great way to encourage memories of the past while facilitating new experiences for residents.

“So many of our great memories involve dance. From memories of your high school ball to wedding dances, dancing parties or just dancing because you’re happy; dance forms part of the human experience”, comments Belcher.

“At Braemar, we are always looking for ways to create activities that are meaningful for residents which is why the Winter Waltz was both a great way to share memories from the past but also learn something new. And the residents were able to teach the care staff and volunteers a move or two. It was a fun and engaging experience for everyone.”

Braemar operate three aged care facilities in the City of Melville and East Fremantle area, including Braemar Village renowned for its friendly atmosphere and village-like atmosphere, 24 room Braemar House set among the leafy coastal suburb of East Fremantle and Braemar Cooinda, a 108 room hotel-like facility that opened in 2016.