Summer beach bash laid on by care home

Residents and staff enjoying the beach party in the rooftop garden at Spencer Grove Care Home.
Residents and staff enjoying the beach party in the rooftop garden at Spencer Grove Care Home.

Residents of a Belper care home celebrated the late arrival of summer by sticking their toes in the sand at their very own beach party.

The event, organised by the Spencer Grove Care Home, part of the Milford Care Group, took place on Friday in their rooftop garden, and saw residents enjoy a true taste of the seaside with a fish and chip lunch served in traditional paper cones.

The inspiration for the beach bash came after the care home took some residents on a trip to Denby Pottery Village last year to visit Pottery Beach, an attraction that creates a seaside resort by providing sand, deckchairs, ice-cream marquees and entertainment features.

However, not all of the 60 residents that reside at Spencer Grove Care Home were able to attend the trip, which inspired the care home providers to go that extra mile and bring the beach to them instead.

Rebekah Rowell, activities co-ordinator at Spencer Grove Care Home, said: “By bringing the beach to the care home and organising this beach party, we gave all residents the chance to reminisce about their favourite seaside memories.”

The care home also hosted entertainment and games, including limbo competitions which could be played from the wheelchair, a sand pit, ice cream trays and summer music.