THE BEACH was brought to The Beeches when the care home’s staff threw a summer BBQ for residents.
The Stockton-on-Tees based care home created an indoor seaside with a paddling pool and sand pit for those unable to travel to the coast.
There was also entertainment from Michaela Marshall from Musical Memories, which specialises in providing costumed, interactive shows for care homes.
Michaela performed beach themed 1950s and 60s classics, including “Rum and Coca Cola”, “We’re All Going On a Summer Holiday”, and “Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside”.
Volunteer and friend of The Beeches Care Home, Ruth Atkinson served up burgers and sausages from the BBQ, as everyone enjoyed the summer sun.
Resident Gwen Baker said: “I loved having a dance and the food was delicious. I had to have a second helping of another cheeseburger.”
Helen Wood, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, said: “With the beautiful summer weather we’ve been having lately, we decided to throw a BBQ and bring the beach to The Beeches.
“Many of our residents are unable to travel to the coast for medical reasons, so we wanted to give them the experience of a seaside BBQ by creating our own.
“Everyone had a lot of fun and a good laugh and the residents are all looking forward to the next one.”