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Atherton Care Home Residents Do Like to be Beside the Seaside

Ice cream cones and candy floss were on the menu at an Atherton care home as it held a ‘Blackpool’ themed day for residents.

The Chanters care home, which is operated by Larchwood Care, hosted the seaside special with classic face-in-a-hole cut outs, 99 ice cream cones, hook-a-duck and coin pusher games.

Residents were lucky to enjoy glorious sunshine, adding to the holiday feel of the day, which also featured ‘donkey rides’ in the form of hobby horses.

The day was organised by the care home’s activities manager, Lyndsey McBride, whose job it is to keep residents’ minds engaged and bodies active with regular activities and events. Other regular activities at the home include yoga, bingo, themed meals and visits from entertainers.

Lyndsey McBride, activities manager at The Chanters care home, said: “Due to our covid guidelines, we’re still not able to take all of our residents out and about. Usually trips to Blackpool are really popular with our residents, so we decided that if we can’t go there, let’s bring the seaside to us!

“Everyone had a great day enjoying ice creams and games in the sun. There were some great pictures being sent to grandchildren over at the face-in-a-hole area too.

“I heard lots of great stories from residents about trips to the seaside, so I think it certainly brought back memories for some.”