Mexico was the first port of call on the care home group’s ‘Cruise Around the World’ armchair adventures

Four Seasons Health Care Group care homes have welcomed family, friends and members of their local communities to join residents at Mexican-themed parties to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo festival.

Mexico was the first stop on the ‘Cruise Around the World’ armchair travel activity, which, throughout the year, will see residents at Four Seasons Health Care and brighterkind care homes across the UK experiencing the sights, sounds, tastes and culture of destinations they’ve always wanted to visit. The ship will also be docking at fondly remembered destinations, so residents can share their stories about their travels in the past and take a trip down memory lane.

The fiestas had all the ingredients to transport guests to Central Mexico, with vibrant decorations, traditional Mariachi music and lots of maraca shaking. The care homes’ chefs prepared margaritas and mocktails and a feast of burritos, enchiladas and chocolate churros.

Leanne-May Walsh, who heads up the Magic Moments activities programme for the group, said: “The preparations for our Cinco de Mayo fiesta started weeks ago with everyone at our care homes getting involved. Our residents made colourful garlands and props in their craft activities and even took part in Spanish lessons, so we were ready to party Mexican style!

“It’s been a very exciting first port of call on our world cruise, and everyone enjoyed experiencing the Mexican culture and loved the food. We’re now deciding what our next destination will be, having already booked Paris for the Olympics in July and Lapland for the festive season in our cruise itinerary.”