Vintage tea party for special day

Digni-TEA Day at Astor Court and Astor Lodge Care Homes at Cramlington with (left to right) resident Betty Ingham, Manager Mandy Mackley, resident Evelyn Douglass, Activities Co-ordinator Gemma Kidd and resident Jean Ridley.'REF 3001151451
Digni-TEA Day at Astor Court and Astor Lodge Care Homes at Cramlington with (left to right) resident Betty Ingham, Manager Mandy Mackley, resident Evelyn Douglass, Activities Co-ordinator Gemma Kidd and resident Jean Ridley.'REF 3001151451

High tea and cakes were the order of the day at a care home in the south east of the county, as they celebrated Dignity in Action Day.

Residents at Astor Court and Astor Lodge Care Home in Cramlington, were transported back to the 1950s where they enjoyed a vintage tea party.

Residents and guests at the care homes, which offer residential, dementia and nursing care for the elderly, were treated to traditional tea and cakes from care staff who had donned outfits and hair-styles inspired by the decade.

After reminiscing over teas and cakes it was time for a 50s tea dance.

This provided an opportunity for everyone to enjoy dancing and hand-jiving to some 1950’s pop and rock and roll songs.

Care manager Mandy Mackley, said: “Promoting and upholding the dignity and independence of our residents is very important to everyone here at Astor Court and Astor Lodge.

“We wanted to support the important message of Dignity Action Day in a fun, entertaining way where everyone could laugh, socialise and have a great time.”

The event was held in honour of Dignity Action Day, an annual health and social care initiative aimed at raising awareness of the importance of dignity in care and to provide a truly memorable day for those who use care services.