Residents at a new Sanctuary Care home in Chester have been crafting decorations and making sweet treats straight from the heart for Valentine’s Day.
Last week residents and the team at the newly-opened Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home off Caldecott Close spent hours lovingly crafting Valentines decorations, including giant heart shaped banners, which were used to decorate the home along with themed balloons.
They also decorated heart shaped biscuits which were baked by the home’s chef Julien Davison with pink icing.
The home’s activities leader Amy Jackson said: “Everyone absolutely loved it. It was a really fun activity to do and we all had a lovely time.”
On Valentine’s Day itself, the residents and team enjoyed the music of love from singer and musician Alan Murray, who performed classics by famous artists from yesteryear such as Elvis Presley and Dean Martin.
Amy added: “Everyone was singing along to the music – our residents knew every single word. They also enjoyed a glass of sherry and chocolates.”
Resident Joyce Law, who is 84 years old had a lovely time. She said: “This is such a happy place to live.”
Meanwhile fellow resident Phyllis Roberts, who is 88-years-old added: “The music this afternoon was fantastic.”
Opening in January, Upton Dene provides residential, nursing, dementia and palliative care, with 74 beautifully decorated and furnished en-suite bedrooms, light and airy lounges, a cinema room, hairdressing and beauty salon and Wi-Fi.