South America Comes To Hampshire As Care Home Goes Latin

SouthThe sights and sounds of South America came to Hampshire when a Lymington care home staged a Latin Day.

Residents at Colten Care’s Linden House donned sombreros and enjoyed Tequila Sunrise ‘mocktails’ as they tried their hand at a variety of instruments.

They ranged from small guitars and guiros (a Latin American percussion instrument) to ukuleles and maracas.

Keyboard entertainer Mark Bussell provided musical accompaniment while food on offer included tapas.

Fiona Pritchard, Colten Care’s Music and Arts Partner, said: “We had about 20 residents taking part and it was a great success.

“Latin music is infectious. You can’t help tapping your feet and clicking your fingers. That was definitely the case with our Latin Day.

“Comments from our residents ranged from ‘great fun’ and ‘very enjoyable’ to ‘friendly and festive.’

“Everyone had a really good time and we will certainly be holding similar events in the future.”