The Angela Grace Care Home was transformed into a cruise ship at the weekend, offering entertainment, music, poetry and traditional food.
The cruise ‘docked’ in Poland where schoolchildren from the Northampton Polish Saturday School came in traditional costumes to perform poetry, music and dance allowing residents to get a real taste of Polish culture.
The children ensured that they also visited every resident who is bed-bound and unable to leave their rooms, so that no one was left out. One of our residents who spent most of her childhood in Poland was happy to share stories from her past and joyfully spoke to other residents about what life was like growing up in Poland.
Elsewhere on the ship, residents were treated to authentic Polish cuisine and snacks such as pierogi (traditional Polish dumplings), carefully prepared by our team of chefs.
The day ended with a game of trivia and residents learning more fun facts about Poland.
Head of Wellbeing and Activities, Debbie Davis said: “Many of our residents have travelled far and wide in their younger years, and we hope that the cruise ship will bring back plenty of fond memories for them.
“It’s also a great way to try something new and to give residents something to look forward to each month.”
The initiative is aimed at helping residents remember and reminisce about past holidays, and also to explore flavours and cultures of different destinations across the world. The Angela Grace Cruise Ship will be docking in China next to coincide with Chinese New Year.
For more information visit our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/theangelagrace or call a member of the wellbeing team on 01604 633282.