A tea party for open day

Residents at Earsdon Grange Care Home were joined by Mayor Norma Redfearn for vintage street party to mark National Care Home Open Day.
Residents at Earsdon Grange Care Home were joined by Mayor Norma Redfearn for vintage street party to mark National Care Home Open Day.

Care home residents held a special vintage street party to build links in their community.

Residents, staff and guests at Earsdon Grange care home, in Wellfield, Whitley Bay, tucked into a Best of Britain tea party buffet as part of National Care Home Open Day.

They were joined by Mayor Norma Redfearn who talked to residents and guests.

The care home gave their party a Royal Family theme to tie in with the home’s recent celebrations of The Queen’s 90th birthday.

Activities co-ordinator Krissy Grant also made a novelty 90th birthday cake for Her Majesty in the shape of a tea pot pouring tea into a tea cup, much to the delight of residents.

The party was followed up by a right royal knees-up in the afternoon with live music from local performer Sid C.

Home Manager Nicola Bell said: “We feel the message of National Care Home Open Day is a really important one.

“As a home we believe it is very important maintain close relationship with people and organisations in the local area to make sure that our residents remain an active part of community life.”

Earsdon Grange, operated by national care group Countrywide Care Homes, offers residential and dementia care for the elderly.