Oh, they do like to be beside the seaside! Richmond care home creates indoor beach

August 30th 2019

Residents at The Terrace care home in Richmond enjoyed a trip to the ‘seaside’ recently, after team members transformed the home for a special ‘seaside day’.

Care UK’s The Terrace, at Maison Dieu, created a beach-themed room for residents, friends and families to enjoy, alongside seaside staples such as ice cream, and fish and chips. 

Team members and residents were joined by children from Rooftops Montessori Nursery in Richmond, to share in the coastal celebrations, which saw the home decorated with inflatable seagulls, beach balls, sand and sunshine. To add to the fun, team members dressed for the occasion in 1920s seaside costumes.

Home manager at The Terrace, Nicola Wilkins, comments: “Lots of residents regularly talk fondly of how much they enjoyed seaside holidays and trips to the beach in their younger years, so here at The Terrace, we decided to bring the beach to them. 

“We are always looking for innovative ways to involve residents in activities and encourage friendships across the generations. The seaside day provided a great opportunity to enable all residents, especially those who would find it difficult to visit the seaside in person, to participate in the fun.

“We have a close relationship with Rooftops Montessori Nursery, so were delighted to welcome them to enjoy the ‘seaside’ too. The communication, interactions and affection between residents and the children was heart-warming to see – they loved spending time with each other.” 

The Terrace has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential care, dementia care, as well as short-term respite care.

For more information on The Terrace, please call home manager Nicola Wilkins on 0333 920 2997, or email nicola.wilkins@careuk.com or visit careuk.com/the-terrace