Residents and staff at Carey Lodge, a residential care home in Wing run by The Fremantle Trust, celebrated Older People’s Day with a week-long programme of activities ranging from dance and music to mental stimulation and the opportunity to learn new skills.
The week began with residents taking part in a belly dancing session where everyone enjoyed waving scarves, dancing and clapping in their chairs.
Later in the week, volunteers from the community gave up their time to take part in a craft day, which included flower arranging and furniture restoration.
On Older People’s Day itself, Wednesday, October 1, residents participated in an ‘inter home quiz’, where they competed against other homes run by the Trust across Buckinghamshire.
The week culminated in a 1950s themed tea dance with an appearance from ‘Elvis’. The lounge was decorated as a 50s diner and staff dressed in retro clothing, serving ice cream milkshake cocktails.
Clare Hedge, manager at Carey Lodge, said: “It has been wonderful to welcome members of the local community into our new home and we are very grateful to them for sharing their skills with us.
“I know the residents have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in different activities and celebrating Older People’s Day.”