Chichester care home enjoys 1940s party

Staff and residents at Augusta Court Care Home at their 1940s day.
Staff and residents at Augusta Court Care Home at their 1940s day.
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A CARE home in Chichester brought out the bunting and Union Jacks for a 1940s party.

Residents and staff from Anchor’s Augusta Court were transported back in time to the post-war years for cup cakes and cream tea during a nostalgia day.

Music from Vera Lynn and other war classics were played throughout the home with staff dressed in 1940s costumes to add to the experience.

Care home manager Deirdre Johnson said: “We arranged various themed activities here because the residents really enjoy them. It’s important to offer interesting events which stimulate the residents mentally and physically. Despite food shortages during the war, summer was a great time for home-baked food so freshly made cup cakes were a real treat. That’s why we incorporated baked goodies into the day.

“We also arranged for a visit from the fellowship group from the Emmanuel church who dressed up from the 1940s and held a dance.”