Waterloo Heights celebrates fun in the sun with a Caribbean-themed party

Residents and team members enjoy a traditional Caribbean lunch accompanied by music from local steel-drum band
8/7/2019  - Deron Hamel
Waterloo Heights residents are pictured here in their favourite warm-weather attire.  

Given the heatwave Ontario has experienced in recent weeks, it was fitting for Waterloo Heights residents and team members to dress up in their favourite sunny-holiday outfits and celebrate fun in the sun on July 25 with a Caribbean-themed luncheon.

The Waterloo, Ont., senior living apartment’s chefs Rick Barrett and Lori Boehm prepared a traditional Caribbean meal that included charbroiled lime chicken, rice, black beams with peppers, grilled vegetables, and strawberry-mango sundaes for dessert. There was also a rum punch served.

There was even Caribbean music from Acoustic Steel, a local steel-drum band, and residents got to participate in a conga line, notes activity co-director Jacqui Reid.

The party finished with a contest that included prizes for the best outfits.

“All staff and residents were dressed in bright colours and/or their Caribbean gear – it was hard to pick the winners,” Jacqui says.

“It’s always so nice participating in an event with our residents and staff,” she says. “It feels like we’ve all known each other for a long time.”

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