RESIDENTS at an Alderley Edge care home enjoyed a taste of the Caribbean during a tropical event.

Brookview Bupa Care Home hosted the celebration for all its residents and carers by creating a garden paradise, complete with fruity mocktails, Caribbean -themed treats and music from local entertainers Richard Hazelwood.

Resident Shelagh Fitzsimons said: “It was the perfect end to the summer. I particularly loved the entertainment from Richard, he really put on a show so we couldn’t help but get up and dance.”

Care Home Manager, Sharon Helliwell Short, added: “We’re always looking to create new experiences for our residents, especially as visits to the home are still restricted at present.

“Our carers did a lovely job of pulling the party together, the decorations and entertainment definitely made it one to remember.” 

With lockdown measures continuing at Brookview with some visiting restrictions still in place, the organisers say activities such as the party have been a way to boost morale and keep everyone entertained, while staying safe.

Activity co-ordinator Colette Mills said: “This summer we asked the residents what style of social activity they fancied, and they opted for a Caribbean party. Themed parties like this one, always help keep spirits high. We love how everyone gets involved and that staff and residents are able to celebrate together.”