25th Oct, 2016

Flower power for Silver Sunday fun at a Pershore care home

Joshua Godfrey 27th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PERSHORE care home will be celebrating this year’s Silver Sunday in true style at their 1960s tea dance with flower power-themed decorations thanks to artistic youngsters.

Heathlands Residential Care Home on Station Road will be throwing open its doors to older people from across the town for their tea dance next Saturday, October 2 between 2pm and 4pm.

The 1960’s themed dance is part of nationwide Silver Sunday events which aim to celebrate older people and brings together local communities and organisations to host free events to help combat loneliness and reduce isolation.

And the care home will be suitably dressed for the flower power-themed day thanks to artistic youngsters from Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School who visited the home on Wednesday (September 21) to help the residents create decorations.

Debbie Breakwell, an art teacher at the school, said: “The children were really excited about working with the residents at Healthlands, as we have been to the home before to sing for them at Christmas.”

Netty Matthews, home manager at Heathlands, said: “We will be proud to display the stunning decorations and are grateful to the school and their wonderful students for the time they spent helping us to create them.

“Our residents had a wonderful time and are very excited about welcoming older people from the local community along to see what they have made.”