Home puts on an open day show to mark Queen's birthday
Residents put on a Geordie-themed performance as they helped celebrate the Queen's birthday.
Cheviot Court Care Home in Horsley Hill Square, South Shields, welcomed visitors on Care Home Open Day, with South Tyneside's mayor Councillor Olive Punchion joining in the event.
The day runs nationwide to forge lasting relationships between care homes and local communities, and to dispel common myths about care home life.
The home marked the occasion by throwing a royal-inspired party in honour of the Queen’s 92nd birthday.
Its team organised a 1940s street party celebration, with a Geordie-inspired buffet prepared by Cheviot Court’s in-house chefs.
Guests also enjoyed a Geordie show, which was created and performed by the residents, as well as a tuneful recital from the residents’ choir.
Louise Damms, home manager, said: “We had a fantastic afternoon celebrating Care Home Open Day at Cheviot Court.
"The residents all really enjoyed marking the Queen’s birthday with a party, and they had a brilliant time putting on the show for their friends and family.
“Care Home Open Day is all about building bridges with our local community, and showing what life in a care home is really like, so it was fantastic to see so many of our neighbours come along to celebrate.
"We would like to say a big thank you to Olive Punchion the people of South Shields for making the day so special.”