Sanctuary Care home residents in Iffley donned cowboy hats and boots this weekend, as they celebrated Silver Sunday.
There was live music, fabulous frocks and an abundance of mouth-watering food when the team and residents at Iffley Residential and Nursing Home invited local older people along to their Country and Western inspired event.
Silver Sunday is a national day which celebrates older people and their contribution to our society, with communities and organisations hosting free events to help combat loneliness and reduce isolation.
For Sanctuary Care, this year’s Silver Sunday was extra special as it marked the beginning of the organisation’s 20 year anniversary of delivering care.
Taking a virtual trip to the Wild West, the Anne Greenwood Close home threw open the doors, where there was live music and a high tea menu for everyone to enjoy, with a variety of finger sandwiches and cakes.
Sue Stubberfield, home manager at Iffley said: “All of our residents and their families really enjoyed Silver Sunday and our Country and Western theme! It was a great way to celebrate such a special occasion – the room was full of smiles and laughter.”
Sanctuary Care’s Oxfordshire homes embrace Silver Sunday
Fantastic events also took place at Sanctuary Care’s other homes within Oxfordshire to celebrate this special day.
At Watlington and District Nursing Home, Watlington the team and residents stepped back in time to the ‘Swinging 60s’, donning bold, bright outfits and flicked eyeliner.
Meanwhile in Wantage, Wantage Nursing Home hosted a 1920s celebration complete with live music and jazz lounge cocktails.