23 Sep 2016
Clayburn Court celebrated its 1st birthday with a 1940s themed party on Wednesday 7th September. Residents, visitors and staff transported the home back in time to the post-war years for a tea party to celebrate their 1st year since the home opened its doors.
Chelsea Pensioner, Michael Allen, travelled up from London and spent the day with residents telling them all about his life as a Chelsea Pensioner, there were many questions and reminiscence stories throughout the day which was enjoyed by all. The tea party atmosphere continued with music from the era being played throughout the day, including singing duo “Back To” transporting everyone back to the 40’s with song and dance.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Keith Sharp and Deputy Mayoress Christine Wilson were amongst the guests, cutting the birthday cake with Chelsea Pensioner Michael Allen and our newest resident Dr Ian Hamilton.
Clayburn Court Home Manager Sheila Fielding said: “We put on a lot of themed activities here because the residents really enjoy them. It’s important to offer interesting events which stimulate the residents mentally and physically” “Staff dressed in 1940s costumes to add to the whole experience for the residents, and the party was enjoyed by all that came”.