St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Staff at Northbourne Court celebrated St Patricks day in style with many residents dressing up whilst others made Irish flags for waving, during the Irish music that played throughout the day at the 120 bedded dementia care home in Sidcup. The day was incorporated with Nutrition and Hydration week with entertainment by Andrew Charalambous who sang a variety of Irish favourites for the residents to enjoy.
Eddie Hall prepared lots of delicious food and fruit snacks which she displayed very artistically and made fruit ice cream cones which were very popular. Once everyone had eaten, the day finished off with a St. Patricks day quiz which was thoroughly enjoyed created a lot of laughter.
Amherst Court in Chatham also embraced St. Patricks day with style by holding a party in the Calypso Café at the home. Residents at the home had been preparing for some time by painting rainbows, making pots of gold and Irish flags to decorate the café whilst others were busy baking. Giovanna and Marion made butter shortbread. Giovanna who once worked in Buckingham Palace and cooked for the Queen sure did know what she was doing. The end result was great and the biscuits tasted wonderful.
“Denis Connelly came in to entertain the residents. He sang a combination of the old favourites and some Irish songs, and took a couple of requests. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon singing, dancing and tasting the (chocolate) gold, as we had a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.” Marie Taylor, Activities Coordinator
Megan one of the residents said “This takes me back, I may be Scottish, but I’ve got to say the Irish do know how to party” and Marion said “This is so lovely, I’m loving all of this, just wonderful”.
Well done to Northbourne Court and Amherst Court for great St. Patricks day celebrations.
For more information on Northbourne Court, Sidcup or Amherst Court, Chatham, or to arrange a viewing please call the homes and ask to speak to the Home Manager.
Amherst Court, Palmerston Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6LU – 01634 400009
Northbourne Court – Harland Avenue, Sidcup, DA15 7NU, 0208 2699840
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