There will be a sea of green at Care UK’s Chalfont Court today (Friday 16th March), as residents and their relatives celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a special event and a glass of Guinness.
Activities Coordinator Emily Stimpson said: “We have a number of residents and colleagues with a connection to Ireland and everyone loves a party so we decided that we would celebrate St Patrick’s Day a day early, with an afternoon of fun, food, music and games.”
After tucking into a special lunch of Irish sausages and colcannon everyone will join in with some Irish songs and activities before enjoying special tea that includes shamrock cakes, a Guinness cake and, for those who enjoy it, a glass of the black stuff too.
The residents at the Uxbridge Road home, which has a specialist wing for people with dementia, will also be joined by their friends from the Mill End Baptist Church who hold Tuesday coffee mornings which many residents enjoy attending.
Keren Welch, who manages the 42-bed home, said: “Just because you move into a home it doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating festivals and holidays that are important to you. We always ensure that residents can continue with all the traditions, hobbies and interests that they have enjoyed throughout their lives and that makes for a lively home!”