Colten Care News
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Young Scarlett joins residents in celebrating life Down Under
February 28, 2012
AN AUSTRALIAN day at a Ferndown care home was made extra special when the 18 month old great grand-daughter of a resident flew in from Sydney.
Scarlett Young, and her dad Chris, were guests of honour at the event held at Colten Care’s Amberwood House.
Her great grandmother, Rose Hare, 98, is a resident at the Ringwood Road home.
Rose, and her fellow residents, enjoyed a variety of Australian-themed activities with musician and storyteller Tim Laycock proving particularly popular.
The 54-bed nursing and residential care home was decked out in Australian flags as well as traditional artefacts including boomerangs and a didgeridoo instrument.
Angela Bennett, Home Manager, said the Australian Day had proved to be a very happy, enjoyable and colourful event.
“It was lovely to also welcome the families and friends of our residents to join us. The visit of Chris and his young daughter, who happened to be visiting the UK from Australia, was a particular highlight,” she added.
Special visitor: Scarlett Young, 18 months, with her father, Chris, and great grandmother Rose Hare pictured with Colten Care activity organiser Janey Lloyd and musician and storyteller Tim Laycock.