Staff and residents at a Whitley Bay care home held a tea party to mark a national day.
Earsdon Grange care home, in Wellfield, held a tea party and balloon release as they celebrate Dignity in Action Day, which raises awareness of the importance of dignity in care.
Residents and guests enjoyed high tea and home-made scones, with each picking out a balloon and writing a word they associate with dignity.
Care manager Nicola Bell Said: “There is a negative perception that when someone moves into a care home they sacrifice their independence and dignity.
“Events like Dignity in Action Day are so important because they help raise awareness of the importance of dignity in a care setting and show that care service users maintain their freedom of choice, dignity and individualism.
“We all thoroughly enjoyed our tea party and thankfully the weather was on our side for the balloon release.”