Care Home Open Day 2017

To mark National Care Home Open Day on Friday 16th June, Canford Healthcare Homes across the country opened their doors to the public, with Tunbridge Wells Care Centre transforming their reception into a Rock ‘n’ Roll themed 50s-diner.

The black and white tiles that covered the walls set the scene for the very first Tunbridge Wells 50s disco/diner, with all staff in full 50s costume including neck scarves, coloured glasses, black wigs and the men trying their best Elvis impressions, they were ready to party.

Everyone was treated to a full production of 50s classics, from Buddy Holly to Elvis Presley from entertainment company Full Beam Productions. The music brought back wonderful memories for a lot of the residents, enjoying songs from their teenage years. It got everyone up on their feet, rocking and rolling to their favourite classics.

With the sun shining on the beautiful gardens, head chef was manning the BBQ serving everyone burgers and hot dogs. However, the doughnuts and milkshakes topped off the 50s-diner style, and was a real treat!

A special visit from Mayor elect Cllr Julia Soyke and her escort Mr Peter Soyke gave the team an opportunity to show them around the home, showing them the recent interior updates.

To top off a fantastic day, the Tunbridge Wells Care Centre team were kindly donated a superb cake from ‘The Purple Whisk’, to be auctioned off to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. The jukebox style cake raised over £70, and lucky winner Mayor elect Cllr Julia Soyke couldn’t have been happier.

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