Africa Day is celebrated at Sundridge Court

Sundridge Court staff dressed in traditional African garments doing the conga dance outside of the home

Sundridge Court residents and staff celebrated Africa Day on May 25th. Africa Day is an occasion of celebration for Africans and people of African descent all over the world.

The day commemorates the establishment of the organization of African Unity on May 25th, 1963, now known as the African Union. This day also reflects on the accomplishments of people across the African continent and the challenges they still endure.

This year’s theme focused on the importance of addressing malnutrition and food insecurity, as the continent faces stark development challenges. Sadly, malnutrition and food insecurity are amplified by global crises, and the current framework of COVID-19 and climate change aggravate that.

According to African Business online, people can celebrate Africa Day by exploring the continent’s art and culture through a new lens. And that is just what Sundridge Court did.

For the evening the residents and staff enjoyed a fashion show where the carers sported traditional clothing. At the same time, they learned about the clothes, and where the day originated. Dancing was also a part of the evening, and although some dances were too fast to follow, according to the Home Manager the atmosphere was very joyous”. Residents were so fond of the day’s activities, that one resident even decided to get dressed up and join in the fashion show.

Sundridge Court Care Home in Bromley has 27 ensuite bedrooms, with several of them enjoying views over the delightful, landscaped gardens. The home provides residential and nursing care on a permanent or short stay basis. To find out more about our home call 080 223 5539