Residents and staff at a Chislehurst care home went back in time to the 1950s to mark Mental Health Week, Dementia Awareness Week and Dying Matters Awareness Week, which all fall in May.

The party was held at RMBI care home Prince George Duke in Kent Court to help highlight some of the biggest health campaigns.

Residents and staff enjoyed the hoopla, hopscotch, skipping, and a bubble gum competition.

The home had a 1950s sweet trolley, blow-up musical instruments and other themed entertainment, while staff dressed up in fun outfits.

Some of the residents also made coconut ice cream and a pound cake.

Activities co-ordinator Susan Goodrich said: "May is an important month for highlighting some of the biggest health issues that can affect people at any age.

"Many people have certain misconceptions about care homes, so we thought it would be a great time to show that our care home is full of fun, and we’re here to help our residents have the highest quality of life."

Article submitted by Maricel Foronda