Aloha to Hawaii from New Forest Colten Care home residents

"Aloha!" to Hawaii - celebrating our September Summer!

Colten Care care homes across the New Forest held Hawaiian themed parties, raising lots of smiles - and funds for their charities too

Hawaiian party at care home, residents celebrate

Celebrating the recent amazing weather, residents in Colten Care homes across the South said ‘Aloha!’ to Hawaiian-style parties which featured dances, costumes and traditional island stories.

Going totally tropical raised lots of smiles...

Going totally tropical, staff at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Kingfishers in New Milton wore lei garlands, flowery shirts and grass skirts as they served cocktails and mocktails to residents.

Rose Arcellana, Companionship team leader, said: “We decorated the main lounge with Hawaiian themes and as our residents entered, we offered them a flower necklace each and greeted them with the words ‘Aloha, welcome to Hawaii’.

“It put a smile on everyone’s face. Together we then learned a Hawaiian dance and enjoyed beautiful fruit platters prepared by our chefs and featuring fresh melon, mango and pineapple.

“The residents loved that and had a wonderful time chatting and listening to Hawaiian music.” Kingfishers residents Val Collinge, left, and Audrey Stokes, right, with Companionship team leader Rose Arcellana

...and funds too, for Oakhaven and Pedall

A raffle held at the party raised more than £100 for Kingfishers’ charities this year, Lymington’s Oakhaven Hospice and the New Forest-based cycling group Pedall.

There was a similar Hawaiian-themed get-together at Colten Care’s Poole dementia care home The Aldbury.

It featured storytelling from traditional Hawaiian folklore and a presentation on the landscapes and wildlife of the islands.

Resident Tina Thorne said: “It was fascinating and beautiful.”

Images from top:

  • Residents and staff at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Kingfishers in New Milton say Aloha to their Hawaiian island celebration
  • Kingfishers residents Val Collinge, left, and Audrey Stokes, right, with Companionship team leader Rose Arcellana

Ed note: Aloha is a Hawaiian word used when greeting or parting from someone!



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