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 Buckinghamshire ensured the planned events marked the occasion in style. Highlights of the celebrations include a ‘Turkish Delight’ afternoon at Aylesbury-based, Lewin House, complete with Turkish tea and belly dancing; a ‘High Tea’ event at Chesham Leys care home and a 1950s themed afternoon tea dance at Icknield Court care home Princes Risborough.
Carey Lodge in Leighton Buzzard also embraced the ‘50s theme with a party and entertainer, while Mulberry Court in Chalfont St Peter held a reminiscence experience. Cherry Garth care home in Holmer Green took the opportunity to host an Afternoon Awards Tea event after key workers researched residents’ achievements to recognise those who had made a significant contribution to the service in the past year.
Farnham Common House, Sir Aubrey Ward House in Marlow and Lent Rise House in Burnham all provided a variety of entertainment for residents, while The Heights nursing home in High Wycombe held a coffee morning and Stoke Mandeville-based Fremantle Court invited its residents to get active with a Zumba session.
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 global 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.”