Grove-y care home residents rock 40s-themed party

Resident Barbara Ramsbottom (left) with her daughters, Sandra and Susan.
Resident Barbara Ramsbottom (left) with her daughters, Sandra and Susan.
Share this article

A Rosegrove care home has celebrated Nutrition and Hydration Week with a 40s-themed afternoon tea party as they took part in the initiative being encouraged up and down the country.

The Grove Care Home's Care Co-ordinator, Karen Cunningham, and Activity Leader, Laura Foulds, organised the event, with a range of entertainment on offer for all in attendance.

Singer, Maria Manchester, came dressed in wartime uniform and sang songs from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, while food was provided by staff, residents, and relatives, with sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork pies, and some wonderful cakes aplenty.

Some residents even made chocolate crispy cakes the day before, which were thoroughly enjoyed.

The dining room was decorated in Union Jacks and the tables were laden with cake stands full of all the delicious goodies alongside various styles of teapots on each table, with Director of Walton Care Ltd, Mrs Haslam providing everyone with their own beautiful china cup and saucer.

Proceedings started at around 2pm and finished at 4pm, with everyone singing along to songs from their younger years whilst drinking plenty of tea and eating their fill, with many residents later refusing tea given how full-up they were.

Yesterday, residents were treated again, when they enjoyed an Abba tribute night performed by staff, followed by a potato pie supper.