Trivia, entertainment and lots of pastel colours mark the event
Big hair, skinny ties and pastel colours were in fashion at Frost Manor recently when the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home celebrated ’80s Day.
Every month, the Frost Manor life enrichment team organizes spirit days centred on a theme. For a theme day on April 28, the team chose the 1980s.
The day began with 1980s trivia for the residents. This proved to be a great way to spark reminiscing about famous names from the decade and bring out laughter about the trends of the time, says life enrichment co-ordinator Amy Whitehead.
“We really put staff and residents to the test with an ’80s quiz to complete as well,” Amy tells The OMNIway.
The life enrichment team also set up a whiteboard in the home’s main lounge where residents and staff members could write down their favourite 1980s memory or trend.
“Some of the answers included: big hair, bright colours, roller skates, Top Gun, and many more,” Amy says.
In the afternoon, residents enjoyed entertainment courtesy of musician Don Van Halteren, whom Amy describes as “a home favourite,” who played the accordion.
In keeping with the theme of the day, he dressed in “neon green” attire and included some 1980s tunes in the set, Amy adds.
Amy says the life enrichment team enjoys organizing theme days for residents and that the ’80s day proved to be a big hit.
“It’s always great to have these spirited days where lots of fun is had,” she says.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Frost Manor residents and staff are pictured here during the home’s April 28 ’80s theme day.