Residents at St John’s Care Home had a wonderful time on Valentine’s Day enjoying a fantastic tea party with entertainment for them to sing and dance along to.
Norva the wellbeing coordinator said, “Rather than focusing on the romantic aspect of the day we decided to focus on the friendship aspect instead.”
The residents and staff had been busy in the days leading up the party, having fun creating the decorations which included yellow flowers rather than red because yellow is the colour to symbolise friendship, the decorations were displayed around the Home for everyone to see.
As this was a tea party, they also included the ‘baked with love’ competition which was taking place across all the country court care homes. This was where the chef of the Home and his kitchen assistants baked three different cakes for the residents, friends and family and members of the care team to taste them and then vote for their favourite. After counting the votes, the winning cake was Lemon Drizzle.
One of the guests commented “It was lovely and so nice to see everyone enjoying the party”.
To make the day and celebrations even more special was that one of the lovely residents, Eva was celebrating her 99th Birthday and she was surrounded by her family and friends, including her husband who had come to visit her. Between the two of them there is an impressive total of two hundred years! The wonderful staff at St John’s presented Eva with presents, flowers and a cake, whilst everyone sang Happy Birthday.
The party, organised by the staff truly represented what friendship is all about and that Valentine’s Day can be celebrated by friendship as well as romance.