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Residents and members of the team at The Fremantle Trust, donned their thinking caps to come up with a host of exciting ways to celebrate Older People’s Day.

1 October was the official date to mark Older People’s Day to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons. This represents a national and global celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society.

The Fremantle Trust’s portfolio of care homes across Barnet came up with creative ways to mark the event. A Brownies Day was hosted by Harrow-based Sancroft Hall, whose residents include a former Brown Owl and a number of ex-Scout members. After spending the morning earning badges for various accomplishments, residents and the team were joined by a local Brownie troop, who sang and showcased their badges to a captive audience.

Finchley-based Meadowside held a ‘Wellness Spa Day’ with trained beauty therapists and a Thai masseur, to promote health and wellbeing, and Dell Field Court in Barnet hosted a pop-up studio with arts and crafts activities for residents. They also enjoyed a visit from pupils at Moss Hall Infant School, demonstrating the importance of bridging generational gaps.

Apthorp Care Centre, also in Barnet, hosted a ‘Blue Day’, with residents and team members all dressed in blue as well as themed craft activities, a tea party and entertainment in the form of music genre, the blues.

Commenting on the events in honour of Older People’s Day, Jo Head, regional director of older people’s services at The Fremantle Trust, said:

“We couldn’t let this international awareness day pass without marking the occasion. A huge well done to the residents and all the team members who took part to make this day such a great success.”