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Hawaiian-themed event gets care home residents into the summer spirit

PUBLISHED: 17:08 30 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:08 30 June 2018

There was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella Penedo

There was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella Penedo

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Staff and residents alike got into the hula spirit as a care home held a special Hawaiian-themed event.

There was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella PenedoThere was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella Penedo

With the weather in Lowestoft resembling that of the tropical US state, the Dell care home and the adjoining Wellbeing Day Centre were decorated to look like a Hawaiian paradise.

Residents sipped on refreshing fruit cocktails and planted herbs which will be used in the cooking at the home, while a singer and accordion player provided entertainment.

There was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella PenedoThere was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella Penedo

Dancing went long into the afternoon as everyone enjoyed soaking up the summer sunshine.

The event was held as part of the care home and day centre’s ongoing efforts to increase social interaction and improve self-esteem, as well as stimulate memories among residents.

There was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella PenedoThere was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella Penedo

The Wellbeing Day Centre, which supports adults aged 65 and over, is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. It is designed to offer vital respite to families and carers, providing a break from care responsibilities.

There was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella PenedoThere was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella Penedo

There was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella PenedoThere was a special Hawaiian Day at the Wellbeing Day Centre in Lowestoft. Picture: Daniella Penedo


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