Would you Adam and Eve it, Sanctuary Care homes across London and Erith are set to celebrate Silver Sunday this week with a range of themed festivities – from cockney tea parties to swinging sixties tea dances.
Silver Sunday is a national annual event, set up by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation that celebrates older people, where individuals and organisations help to unite people in local communities by hosting special celebrations on Sunday 7 October.
London-themed tea party in Harrow
Between 10am and 12pm, older people from the local community and their families are invited to Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Weald Lane, where the team and residents will be joined by a pearly queen for their London themed celebration.
Residents and the team will be welcoming the community to join them for live music from a Pearly Queen and there will also be a scrumptious afternoon tea for everyone to enjoy.
Deputy manager Nabela Shahid said: “Silver Sunday is such a special day – it is all about our wonderful residents and older people in the local community and the contribution they make and have made over the years. In our opinion that should be celebrated in style, so please do join us for what promises to be a fabulous morning.”
Roaring forties tea dance in Greenwich
Meanwhile, residents and the team at Riverlee Residential and Nursing Home in Franklin Place, Greenwich, will be rolling back the clock to celebrate the 1940s.
The home is throwing open the doors between 2pm and 4pm, welcoming the community to join them for live entertainment from professional dance act Twin Swing and a delicious barbeque for everyone to enjoy.
The team will also be stepping back in time as they dress in themed attire for the rolled back occasion.
All things swinging sixties in Erith
Finally, there will be live music, psychedelic prints and fabulous food galore when Shaftesbury Court Residential Care Home in Selkirk Drive, Erith celebrates with a sixties twist.
Welcoming the community along between 2pm and 4pm, visitors are expected to enjoy live music from across the sixties and a delicious high tea menu. The team will also be looking picture perfect for the themed festivities.
Activities leader Sara Bird continued: “We are proud to bring everyone together in a joyous setting to celebrate how truly fabulous they are.”
The address for those wishing to attend any of the above events, please find their address details below:
- Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home, 1 Weald Lane, Harrow Weald, Harrow HA3 5EG
- Riverlee Residential and Nursing Home, Franklin Place, Greenwich, London SE13 7NJ
- Shaftesbury Court Residential Care Home, Selkirk Drive, Erith, Kent DA8 3QP.