Abbeycrest residents move to the music!

Residents at Abbeycrest care home have begun to participate in a gentle, creative movement class that includes mobilising the body, gentle stretching, singing and having fun. ‘Dance for people living with dementia’ has been a big success amongst residents, who are thoroughly enjoying moving to the music.

Led by Generation Games, the class explores movement and encourages fun through creative ideas and movement play. BBC1 South even heard about the resident’s dancing and filmed a piece about it at the beginning of May. This really made some of our residents feel like celebrities!

“Dance for people living with dementia is a really fun activity for all our residents” said Marilyn Kimayong, Home Manager: “Everyone can get involved and it’s fantastic to see so many of our residents interacting with each other while doing so. At Abbeycrest we take the wellbeing of our residents very seriously. This means their mental wellbeing as well as their physical wellbeing and anything we can do to assist in keeping resident’s wellbeing as healthy as it can be is something we love to get involved in.”

Abbeycrest Care Home provides exceptional residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 70 elderly people. The home can be found in the quiet village of Sonning Common, in the heart of the Chilterns.


Home Manager

Marilyn Kimayong


Essex Way ,
Kennylands Road,
Sonning Common,

0808 223 5350
View care home

Related news & events at Abbeycrest


What matters to you this New Year?

Do you care for a loved one? Are you thinking of making changes to their care this New Year? Caring for a loved one can…

Read more

Caring Homes Group proud to be shortlisted in national awards

We are delighted to be shortlisted in the National Care Awards and the Dementia Care Awards across seven categories this year, reflecting the high quality…

Read more

Eirwen celebrates her Centenary at Abbeycrest

Abbeycrest Nursing Home in Sonning Common celebrated 100 years for one of our residents this week. Eirwen turned a Centenarian this week and everyone was there…

Read more