Care home staff
Resident Patricia Neville doing the hula hoop
Resident Ken Burton gets into the spirit

Residents and staff at the Chislehurst care home went back in time to the 1950s to mark Mental Health Week, Dementia Awareness Week and Dying Matters Awareness Week, which all fell in May.

On Friday 5 May, staff and residents at RMBI care home Prince George Duke of Kent Court held a 1950s theme party, to help highlight some of the biggest health campaigns.

Residents and staff enjoyed the hula hoop, hopscotch, skipping, and a bubble gum competition.  The Home had a 1950’s sweet trolley, blow up musical instruments and other themed entertainment, whilst staff dressed up in fun outfits. Some of the residents also made coconut ice cream and a pound cake.

“May is an important month for highlighting some of the biggest health issues that can affect people at any age. Many people have certain misconceptions about care homes, so we thought it would be a great time to show that our care home is full of fun, and we’re here to help our residents have the highest quality of life,” said Activities Coordinator Susan Goodrich.

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