Silver Sunday festivities take place in the South West
There will be live music, toe-tapping, hands clapping, fabulous finery and an abundance of mouth-watering food when Sanctuary Care homes across the South West embrace Silver Sunday.
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.
Fabulous fifties tea dance in Plymstock
Between 2pm and 4pm, older people from the local community and their families are invited to Furzehatt Residential and Nursing Home in Furzehatt Road, Plymstock, where the team and residents will be hosting a 1950s vintage tea dance.
The home is throwing open the doors, with residents and the team welcoming the community to join them for a live performance from Plymouth Dance Academy, who will be performing to a number of hits from across the decade.
The team will also be looking picture perfect in polka dots and neckerchiefs galore.
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Suzie Davis (pictured) 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 afternoon.”
Meanwhile swinging sixties in Exeter
Meanwhile, residents and the team at Greenslades Nursing Home in Willeys Avenue, Exeter will be celebrating all things sixties at a themed afternoon tea for everyone to enjoy between 2pm and 4pm.
There will be live music from across the decade and a delicious high tea menu for everyone to enjoy, with a variety or finger sandwiches and homemade cakes. The team will also look picture perfect in themed attire for the extra special occasion.
Finally, Motown soul in Bridgwater
Last but not least, there will be an abundance of Motown soul and fancy frocks when The Rosary Nursing Home in Bridgwater celebrates Silver Sunday.
Throwing open the doors, between 2pm and 4pm, there will be plenty to enjoy – from live music, scrumptious refreshments and homemade cakes and dressing up fun.
Home manager Natali Edwards added: “Our residents are very excited about welcoming new faces from the community along to embrace a day which celebrates the older generation, so we hope you do join us for what promises to be a special afternoon.”
The address for those wishing to attend any of the above events, please find their address details below:
- Furzehatt Residential and Nursing Home, 59 Furzehatt Road, Plymstock, Plymouth PL9 8QX
- Greenslades Nursing Home, Willeys Avenue, Exeter, Devon EX2 8BE
- The Rosary Nursing Home, Mayfield Drive, Durleigh, Bridgwater TA6 7JQ