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Care home holds Parkinson’s pub party
May 02, 2012
RESIDENTS at a Dorset care home marked Parkinson’s Awareness Week by holding a pub party.
Colten Care’s Canford Chase residential and nursing home in Branksome Park, Poole, was turned into the ‘Canford Chase Arms’ for the event.
Authentic beer pumps, mats and coasters were set up in the reception area together with a drinks trolley while residents enjoyed sing-along live entertainment and a raffle.
The ‘Parkinson’s Pub Party’ was organised to highlight Parkinson’s Awareness Week which takes place from April 16 to 22.
The annual event aims to raise money to find a cure as well as promote awareness of Parkinson’s which affects about 127,000 people in the UK or one person in 500.
Angie Stewart, Home Manager, said the pub party had proved popular with residents and staff.
“This was a fun way of highlighting a condition which affects so many people including some of our residents. Everyone entered into the spirit and had a good time,” she added.
Cheers: Residents Connie Moore (left) and Diana Laramy (right) join Angie Stewart, Home Manager (in orange jacket) and fellow staff for the pub party at Colten Care’s Canford Chase home