The teams and residents at Sanctuary Care homes across the country are gearing up to celebrate UK Older People’s Day this week.
From celebrating the roaring forties to sharing special musical memories, homes up and down the country are opening their doors and inviting the local community along to mark our residents’ generation.
The fun themed events are celebrating UK Older People’s Day, a day when people across the country hold events to celebrate the achievements and contribution that older people make to our society.
Wartime reminiscing and bake off
While cooking up a storm, the home is also putting together a collection of make do and mend props for residents and guests to share memories from yesteryear with.
Meanwhile, The Rosary Nursing Home in Bridgwater is running a wartime themed bake off where residents from each floor will team up with carers and nurses to whisk up their tasty traditions from back in the day.
Channelling her inner Mary Berry, the Sanctuary Care home’s manager Lyn Taylor will be judging the delicious delights – which will be baked and ready to serve in two hours.
‘Show stoppers’ events
Elsewhere in Stourport-on-Severn, there will be feather boas and jazz hands galore when the team and residents at Ravenhurst Residential Care Home enjoy a ‘show stoppers’ themed day.
The team will be dressed from top to toe in outfits from the musicals, including characters from The Wizard of Oz, plus there will be live music with singer Gerry Graham, with cakes and refreshments available throughout the day.
Local school children and so much more
Lyons Court are inviting pupils, aged nine to 10, from Springfield Primary School in Forsythia Close to join them and exchange interesting stories from their younger years. Residents will share insightful memories from their past lives, while children will also be sharing their own photos and tales for a fun and engaging comparison.
The Sanctuary Care home’s manager Rebecca Dunn said: “We wanted to host an event that celebrated our residents and who they are and what better way to do this than to have them share their amazing stories with the next generation – I hope the pupils really enjoy it and we can’t wait to have them in our home.”
About UK Older People’s Day
UK Older People’s Day is on 1 October, to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons. The day is a national celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and to the economy.