Suffolk care home travels back in time to the ‘swinging’ 60’s

A care home in Oulton Broad, Suffolk, invited families to a 1950s and 60s themed open day on 18 August.

Lilac Lodge and Lavender Cottage care home in Gorleston Road, Oulton Broad hosted the even from 2-4pm and included a range of local craft stalls, a bric-a-brac and clothes stall – even a tombola was there with exciting prizes.

Visitors were able to play a variety of games such as hook a duck and guess the name of the teddy. The open day also featured face painting for children.

Lowestoft Dog Training’s dog agility team and local singer Gwyn Pritchard provided the day’s entertainment and staff were dressing up in 50s and 60s themed attire.

Proceed from the event went to the residents’ fund to pay for extra outings and activities, including a planned trip on the Broads on the Waveney Stardust in September.

Claire Garrod, activities co-ordinator at the Kingsley Healthcare run home, said: “The garden is a lovely venue for our events and we are grateful that we always get a good turnout by local families. It’s important for our residents to feel part of their local community so events like this are great.”

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