A HEREFORDSHIRE care home has marked a special day with an event to bring people together and put smiles on people's faces.

Residents and staff at Leominster Bupa care home in Bargates, recently marked Silver Sunday – the national day that celebrates the older generation, coming together and connecting with the community around them to help boost wellbeing.

The celebrations, organised by the activities team at the home, included an afternoon tea, followed by a performance from a local band, Bodenham Brass.

To create as much of a memorable celebration as possible, the team at the Bupa care home also hosted special guest Trish Marsh, the mayor of Leominster, alongside families and friends of the residents.


The Silver Sunday activities were a particular hit for resident Eileen Collett.

Ms Collett, 90, said it was lovely to see friends old and new at the get together.

Walter Cole said it was a lovely idea and that it really brightened up his afternoon meeting the mayor, who he said was "such a lovely lady."

Jana Vaskova, home manager at Leominster Bupa care home, added:

"All of the team and residents had a brilliant time celebrating Silver Sunday.

"We look forward to continuing to host activities that put a big smile on our residents’ faces."