Residents at Bucklesham Grange care home gather to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Joan Proud with some Valentine's roses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Joan Proud with some Valentine's roses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The residents at a care home near Ipswich celebrated this year’s Valentine’s Day with a very special afternoon of activities.

Joan Proud with some Valentine's roses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Joan Proud with some Valentine's roses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The residents at a care home near Ipswich celebrated this year’s Valentine’s Day with a very special set of activities.

The men and women at Bucklesham Grange enjoyed a pampering and cookie decorating session in the morning, followed by an afternoon tea and love-themed quiz. Each resident also received a wooden crafted red rose.

The group were challenged to answer a number of themed questions, including: “Which Roman goddess was Cupid’s mother?” and “Which singer had a Top Ten hit, in 1961, with Cupid?”.

Kirsty Thomas, Lifestyle Team Leader at Bucklesham Grange, said: “Not every resident used to celebrate Valentine’s Day, however they have embraced the celebrations today. Kisses have been shared and feels special with a rose and individualised card.

Joan Proud with some Valentine's roses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Joan Proud with some Valentine's roses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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“We have collected photographs of wedding photos and other photos that represent ‘love’ to the residents. Everyone has enjoyed sharing these and memories, love doesn’t have to be a romantic love- love can be with friends, family and even pets.”

Jean Sweetman, a resident at the care home, added: “Today has been wonderful, I have really enjoyed the day. Having a personalised rose was just great.”

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