10 October 2018
A picture of Sanctuary Care embraced Silver Sunday

There was live music, toe tapping, hands clapping, fabulous finery and an abundance of mouth-watering food when Sanctuary Care homes across the country embraced Silver Sunday.

On Sunday 7 October, Sanctuary Care’s homes hosted tea dances for its residents and guests from their local communities.

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.

The increasing popularity of the event has been incredible and it has now become a national day, with over 700 events taking place across the country last year.

2018 has marked the third year that Sanctuary Care has taken part in Silver Sunday, with over care homes across the country hosting fabulous themed tea dances.

Highlights included a swinging sixties tea dance in Worcester, where residents and the team threw open the doors at Juniper House Residential Care Home for a live ukulele performance and a delicious afternoon tea.

There were also fun props and psychedelic prints, when the team stepped back in time as they dressed to impress in themed attire for the rolled back occasion.

The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Val Murphy said: “Silver Sunday is such a special day as it’s all about celebrating our wonderful residents and older people in the local community.”

Elsewhere, Hollywood fifties glitz and glam were enjoyed at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Oxfordshire. With toe-tapping entertainment from Abby Philpot, who performed classic songs from across the decades, scrumptious homemade cakes and beautiful fifties fashion, it was the perfect day for everyone to enjoy.

Other themed merriments included a London-themed festivity with our very own pearly queen, a roaring forties tea dance and a jazz age 1920s celebration.

Sanctuary Care’s Director of Operations Sheila O’Connor concluded: “Our ethos is keeping kindness at the heart of our care, so we are delighted to be hosting events across the country which extends kindness and care to older people in our local communities, welcoming them to share a very special day with our residents.”