Staff and residents recently came together to enjoy a special cruise ship-themed party to help keep our spirits high during the pandemic.
We have held a range of themed parties over the last few months, to introduce an “international flavour” to our residents who are missing being able to go out and about.
Our latest party was themed around a traditional cruise ship, with a variation of entertainment – as voted by the residents. Everyone was encouraged to make their own tiaras and were treated to a special afternoon tea as part of the ‘cruise’.
Describing the party, one of our residents said: “These parties make me feel very light-hearted and definitely lift everyone’s morale. They help us to forget all of the awful things that are going on around the world at the moment.”
The entertainment for the party included a dance troop, made up of staff members from the home in sparkling outfits, as well as a ‘cruise’ singer, allowing residents to sing along to timeless classics. There was also dancing at the party as staff gathered up the residents to take part in a renowned ‘conga’ dance. All topped off with our best ever firework display!
Another of the residents said: “It has been such a wonderful pickup for us all, the staff work so hard to put on a show like that for us. “They did it so beautifully, it has been such a great surprise. “I think the entertainment was better than on a professional cruise ship.”
This latest port of call follows on from other parties at the home which have been themed around countries, including Spain and South Africa. We have put renewed emphasis on our in-house activities and recruited two new members onto the team to help with the process. Carol Barnett, an ex-professional singer and Jenny Williams, a talent crafter, joined the team earlier this year.