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Royal Tea Party held in Shirley for National Care Home Open Day

Sarah Mason 15th May, 2018 Updated: 15th May, 2018

UNION flags were flying and afternoon tea was on the menu as Sunrise of Solihull celebrated National Care Home Open Day.

Residents at the Shirley home welcomed guests to their Royal Tea Party and enjoyed cream cakes, sandwiches and champagne.

There were also plenty of British flags and masks of the Queen to make everyone feel royal and festive.

The National Care Home Open Day – now in its sixth year – encourages care homes to open their doors to celebrate a different theme each year, with a few key values at its heart: friendship, making connections and empowering older people.

This year the theme was celebrating care homes’ links with the community and for the first time ever the event was held at the weekend.

Jo Hopkins, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Solihull, said: “Care Home Open Day has always been a great opportunity to welcome familiar faces and meet new people from the local area. It also gives our guests the chance to see what our community is like.

“We are so pleased that our event was a huge success and everyone had a wonderful time.”

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