Home Instead Sponsors Honiton Nostalgic Cinema

May marks the start of a very special sponsorship for us at Home Instead, in the form of the Nostalgic Cinema events, in partnership with our friends at Dementia Friendly Honiton.

Cinemas can provide a really powerful way for people to reconnect to their past, with memories and with other people. A visit to the ‘pictures’ is a wonderful thing, but for those living with Dementia, it isn’t always a supportive environment…

This is where Dementia Friendly Honiton come in. Creating a welcoming environment for all, Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be hugely therapeutic for people with living with memory problems and their families, and for care givers and professionals alike. In addition to stimulating the brain and awakening emotions, being an active part of an audience and collectively enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated within their community, and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition. The Nostalgic cinema is just one of the many events that the Honiton based Dementia group and its members enjoy together, brilliantly led by founder Heather Penwarden BEM.

Raising awareness with regard to Dementia via our free Community Talks, and of course, by training our team to the highest level in order to support clients living with Dementia, is of real importance to us at Home Instead. As Chair of the East Devon Coastal Towns Dementia Action Alliance, our Owner/MD Mark McGlade, is passionate about highlighting the needs of those living with Dementia in our community, and is dedicated to opening minds, and doors, with regard to this - making sponsorship of the Honiton Nostalgic Cinema perfect for us at Home Instead.

Having pledged to support the event for the year, our very first Home Instead sponsored screening is Dad’s Army: The Movie, filmed in 1971 and set in 1940’s wartime Britain. This will be followed monthly, by greats including Sing-a-long Grease, Chariots of Fire and Miracle on 34th Street.

Honiton’s award-winning multi-arts community centre, The Beehive, is the perfect venue for this event, with its free parking, easy accessibility, spacious auditorium, cloakroom facilities and bright and airy Café Bar, where Nostalgic Cinema viewers are invited to enjoy a catch up with a coffee and cake after each screening. As part of our sponsorship, the team at Home Instead have also created some reminiscence resources such as memory cards and fun quizzes to further encourage interaction and conversation, which will be available on the day.

Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, Home Instead, The Beehive team and Dementia Friendly Honiton really do hope that anyone who loves old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.

To find out What’s On and to reserve Tickets*, please visit the Beehive website at beehivehoniton.co.uk, or call the box office team on 01404 384050. Updates with regard to this event and many others, can be found on our Home Instead Exeter & East Devon Facebook page too.

We hope to see you there!

If you would like to speak to a member of our team regarding our tailor-made companionship and care services, please don’t hesitate. Call us on 01395 200600, take a look around our website or find us on Facebook and discover why we are different.


*Tickets cost £4.50 per person and include a hot drink, biscuits and chat after the screening. 
The Beehive will open one hour before the performance. The Café Bar will be open and you will be able to take your chosen seats (which are not allocated) in the auditorium, 30 minutes before the start time. Face masks are encouraged. Please read The Beehive Covid safety measures ahead of your visit. Ticket price includes £1 admin fee.

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