October 1st, 2016

Home travels back to 20s for Older Person’s Day

Home travels back to 20s for Older Person’s Day Home travels back to 20s for Older Person’s Day
Updated: 10:53 am, May 07, 2015

BREME Care Home residents were transported back to the golden era of music and fashion of the 1920s as part of an event to celebrate Older Person’s Day.

There were flapper dresses, stunning headpieces and feather boas galore at the Providence Road home’s cocktail party which marked the achievements and contributions older people have made to society.

Residents reminisced about old times, such as the end of war-time rationing when they all enoyed delcious treats including marshmallows dipped in melted chocolate and covered in sprinkles.

There was also banners and flags to celebrate women getting the vote and a memory box of nostalgic items from yesteryear thanks to the County Museum in Hartlebury.

During a week of activities, residents also marked the anniversary of Rupert the Bear by making postcards and visiting Bromsgrove School for afternoon tea and old time music.

Margaret Devane, 91, recalled her youth when she ‘used to wait patiently to lick the bowl when her mum had cooked’.

Activities leader Helen Barron said: “It was a week full of laughter and we all had great fun, especially making the sweets as we were all sticking to everything covered in chocolate.”

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