Sanctuary Care homes up and down the country have been baking sweet treats and crafting decorations for this year’s Valentine’s Day.
Celebrations in Chester
To celebrate the day of love, the team and residents at Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home in Caldecott Close have lovingly baked and decorated heart shaped biscuits, which were enjoyed at the home’s Valentine’s tea party.
Residents also hand-crafted heart shaped decorations, as well as enjoying an afternoon of sweet delights with marshmallows, strawberries and a chocolate fountain.
83-year-old resident Norma Long said: “The biscuits were delicious, I enjoyed baking and decorating them, they looked really good.”
Fellow resident Joyce Law (pictured), who is 85 years old, added: “I’ve always loved to bake and it was extra special to dip the biscuits into a chocolate fountain.”
Meanwhile at Meadow View
Similar celebrations were enjoyed in Hersden, Kent, when residents at Meadow View Residential Care Home decorated heart shaped cookies with icing and sweet toppings.
78-year-old resident Gabby Barnes said: “It was great fun to bake the lovely heart shaped biscuits, I’ve always enjoyed baking.”
Fellow resident Beryl Palmer, 91, added: “Celebrating Valentine’s Day was very exciting, I loved all the decorations and music – it was great fun.”
Residents also penned heart-shaped messages to loved ones, as well as enjoying romantic music.
In keeping with the theme, the home was dressed in an array of crimson decorations, including heart shaped garlands and flower petals scattered across tables.