A taste of Hawaii at Blyth care home

The Oaks Care Home residents and staff host a Hawaiian cocktail party including (from left) resident Joan Whitworth, care assistant Val Towers, residents Joan Wyatt and Les Burns and maintenance man Chris Sorgorski.
The Oaks Care Home residents and staff host a Hawaiian cocktail party including (from left) resident Joan Whitworth, care assistant Val Towers, residents Joan Wyatt and Les Burns and maintenance man Chris Sorgorski.

A taste of Hawaii came to a Blyth care home as residents threw a themed cocktail party.

Inflatable palm trees and exotic animal decorations were put up, Hawaiian flowery lei were donned and classic music was played.

The cocktail-making kit was brought out and dry January was forgotten as The Oaks Care Home’s After 6 Club got into the spirit.

The residents’ club decides on each evening’s activity, usually turning the TV off and the music on – with 50s and 60s songs being their favourites.

On this occasion, they wanted to learn how to make classic cocktails, such as Black Nail and OId Maple, as well as mocktails, for those wanting an alcohol-free drink.

Manager Ann Mielnik said: “We believe it’s important to give residents freedom to choose their own entertainment and activities and a cocktail party was a great way to bring in the weekend.”