Friday 30 August 2013 Updated: 03/09 08:09
RESIDENTS at two homes across Bromsgrove District have haddays out at the beach without even leaving their surroundings, thanks to special events organised by the staff.
Among the activities on the day at St John's Court were a paddle in the paddling pool, the chance to build sandcastles and mouthwatering food, including fish and chips served in a cone, ice creams, lollies and candyfloss.
Families joined residents for the day and there were a number of youngsters, including grandchildren, who went along as well.
Home manager Laura Wilkes said it was great to see people of all ages having fun in the sun.
“It was fabulous - they all had a wonderful day.”
It was also a case of sun hats, sandals and summer clothes at the ready at Grosvenor House in Alvechurch when residents there were able to have a traditional day at the seaside without even having to leave the care home.
A Punch and Judy show, ice creams and mocktails were among the delights on offer and a supply of sand, windbreaks and deckchairs helped set the scene.
The sun-worshipping seaside goers were also able to dip their toes in a paddling pool during the beach party.
The home’s activities co-ordinator Zoe Hughes said: “There was plenty of sunshine and residents’ relatives also came along and joined in with the fun.
“The beach theme brought back memories for residents about seaside holidays they have enjoyed in the past.”
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