Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats

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Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats

On Friday 8th April Amherst Court held a Country and Western themed party at the dementia care home in Chatham, Kent. A few days before the party, residents set about making banners and painting pictures to decorate the Calypso Café where the party was going to be held.

Residents at Amherst Court also planned their own Country and Western themed menu for the party which consisted of hot dogs, potato wedges and plenty of tomato sauce!

Patricia Allen, Activity Coordinator said, ‘There was a lot of laughter around the tomato sauce, especially when one of our residents Frank said “I’m sure they never had to open these things back then, pointing at the sachets of tomato ketchup!’.

After lunch, entertainer ‘Annie Love’ arrived dressed for the occasion and sang some great songs.

There is a gentleman who lives at Amherst Court called Enzo who is Italian, so when Annie sang that’s Amore and Mambo Italian by Dean Martin, Enzo took centre stage and sang along, with everybody applauding him afterwards. The residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves singing and dancing along to all the old favourites.

Residents could still be heard singing down the corridors when it was all over.

Amherst Court care home has been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as an ‘Outstanding’ care home. The first and only care home in Medway to be recognised as ‘Outstanding’.

If you would like to know more information on Amherst Court or to arrange a viewing please call the Home Manager on 01634 400 009.

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