Elvis entered the building – and the garden - at a summer party for Hightown Housing Association’s learning disability support services in Aylesbury, entertaining service users and their families with a first class rendition of all the hits, from Blue Suede Shoes to Viva Las Vegas and Suspicious Minds.
The tribute act – performed by Elvis lookalike Ian Coulson – ensured a ‘whole lotta shakin’’ went on throughout the afternoon, with guests from four Hightown registered care homes in the area joining in with the singing and dancing, as well as enjoying a buffet lunch in the sunshine.
Care home registered manager Pauline Bradford said, “The service users in our Aylesbury care homes are in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s and many previously lived together at the old Manor House Hospital. What matters most about our annual parties is that they can maintain and build on the friendships they developed there years ago.
“Elvis’ music is from their era and it’s had a real calming influence, proving that even with complex health needs, our service users still get a lot from events or parties like this.”