Brookview Bupa Care Home waved goodbye to summer by hosting a Caribbean-themed celebration for all its residents and carers.
The Alderley Edge-based care home took advantage of the last of the seasonal weather and created a tropical garden paradise, complete with fruity mocktails, chicken skewers, corn fritters and an array of decorations to set the scene and create a holiday at home atmosphere for residents.
Everyone involved got to enjoy live music from local entertainer, Richard Hazelwood, who quickly got everyone on their feet dancing, wearing flower garland necklaces.
Brookview Bupa Care Home resident, Shelagh Fitzsimons, commented: “It was the perfect end to the summer. I particularly loved the entertainment from Richard, he really put on a show so we couldn’t help but get up and dance.”
Care Home Manager, Sharon Helliwell Short, said: “We’re always looking to create new experiences for our residents, especially as visits to the home are still restricted at present. Our carers did a lovely job of pulling the party together, the decorations and entertainment definitely made it one to remember.”
Lockdown measures continue at Brookview with some visiting restrictions still in place. Therefore, activities led by the Bupa care home team, such as the Caribbean-themed party, have been a great way to boost morale and keep everyone entertained, while keeping safe.
Activity Co-ordinator, Colette Mills, adds: “This summer we asked the residents what style of social activity they fancied, and they opted for a Caribbean party. Themed parties like this one, always help keep spirits high. We love how everyone gets involved and that staff and residents are able to celebrate together.”