‘We’re pretending the snow is sand today’

Frost Manor residents, staff members and families dressed in their favourite tropical clothing March 4 to help blow away the winter blues with an all-day Hawaiian-themed party.

Frost Manor blows away the winter blues with all-day Hawaiian-themed party

Yes, it’s that time of year again; the time of year when most Canadians have had their fill of winter and start looking forward to sunshine and warmer weather when the seasons change.

Well, the folks at Frost Manor couldn’t wait that long, so they brought their own sunshine and warm weather to the Lindsay long-term care home on March 4 with an all-day celebration of warm weather and tropical holidays.

Residents and staff members dressed up in their favourite warm-weather gear, such as Hawaiian shirts, leis and grass skirts, and enjoyed music and refreshments to go along with the theme of the day.

“We decided, because we are all getting such winter blues, that we wanted to beat the cold so we are all dressing up in Hawaiian or vacation attire and we have been listening to tropical music all day,” Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Burton tells The OMNIway.

“We’re pretending the snow is sand today. We are all getting a bit stir crazy so we’re trying to have some fun by bringing the summer to us.”

The event, which saw a high level of participation, included a best-dressed contest for residents and staff.

Lyndsay says the program made a noticeable impact on residents early on. From when the activity started in the morning, residents wore big smiles throughout the day and everyone’s mood was upbeat, she says.

Even some family members came to visit their loved ones dressed for the occasion, which made the event even more fun, the LEC adds.

“Everyone is really having a lot of fun with it,” Lyndsay says.

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