Residents at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, specialist dementia care based in Bexhill, East Sussex, celebrated the May bank holiday by traditionally dancing around a may pole.
Residents enjoyed making flower crowns out of tissue paper to wear on their heads.
The ladies and gentlemen reminisced about what May Day celebrations they had experienced in the past, recalling dancing around a maypole as children.
Along with the care homes’ staff they created their own version of a maypole and whilst playing some folk music they danced around the pole holding on to colourful ribbons.
One resident recalled “getting into quite a tangle and our teacher desperately trying to get everyone going in the right direction” when she was a primary school.
Activities Co-ordinator Martha Linfield said, “It was a lovely cheerful afternoon of reminiscing, filled with laughter, music and dancing”.
Lynda and Kevin Dewhurst, the owners of Coast Care Homes said,
“At Coast Care Homes we aim to make day-to-day life in our homes as fulfilling as possible for every individual resident. Our core belief is to promote choice and independence within a loving and stimulating environment. The May Day celebrations have been great fun with all the residents and staff being able to get involved. It is another example of how our fantastic care team are always looking for great stimulating activities for our much-loved residents”