Home Press Releases Care home’s 1950s USA party to celebrate Dignity Action Day
TIME travelling care home residents delved back to the 1950s to celebrate Dignity Action Day – Dignity in Care.
The national celebration aims to promote the right to dignity and provide a memorable day for those living in care.
Those living at Springbank House Care Home in Chesterfield, took the decision to run an American themed event to mark the day.
Staff and residents dressed the part in period clothing and created a 1950s Studebaker automobile out of cardboard.
They served burgers, hotdogs, milkshakes and ice cream sundaes in the diner and played Elvis, Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash music.
Karen Busby, home manager at Springbank House Care Home, on Ashgate Road, said: “We held a meeting with the residents ahead of Dignity Action Day and they decided on the American-themed 1950s fun day.
“The idea was to have a reminiscence day, where the residents could share their favourite memories and stories from the 50s, while enjoying a burger and a dance to Elvis.
“Everyone had a great time and it was a brilliant way to celebrate the occasion.”
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