There was live music, top tapping, fancy frocks and an abundance of scrumptious food when Sanctuary Care homes across the county embraced Silver Sunday.
On Sunday (1 October) Sanctuary Care’s homes in Worcestershire hosted themed celebrations for their residents, their families and older people from their local communities.
Silver Sunday is a national day celebrating older people, where local communities and organisations invite people to events and activities 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.
All of the events had fabulous live entertainment and a delicious specially created high tea menu for everyone to enjoy, with a variety of finger sandwiches and cakes.
Hastings Residential Care Home in Malvern, hosted a 1950s themed event, where the staff and residents dressed in polka dots and fedoras as they were entertained with live ‘Rat Pack’ music.
Resident Graham Russell reflecting on the event said: “It’s been amazing. Can we do it again next year?!”
Meanwhile in Stourport-on-Severn, Ravenhurst Residential Care Home celebrated with music through the decades at their 40s, 50s and 60s themed event.
Kim Underwood, who performed at the Lickhill Road home said: “I really enjoy performing at Ravenhurst, I love getting the residents involved. Seeing them smiling and singing back to me, is why I do what I do.”
At Heathlands Residential Care Home in Pershore, the team and residents stepped back in time to the 1920s, donning headbands and feather bowers.
Home manager Netty Matthews said: “The celebrations were full of laughter, dancing and smiles – the perfect way to celebrate our residents and the wonderful older people in our community.”