10 Mar 2015
Residents at Norton House care home in Westminster enjoyed a cocktail party on Friday night with friends and staff.
Anchor’s Norton House, which nestles in a quiet corner of Arneway Street, just off the Horseferry Road, invited family and friends to join the residents for a drink or two.
The lounge was specially decorated for the occasion with mood lighting and glorious table decorations donated by Floral Angels, a charity that restyles and up-cycles floral arrangements from hotels and weddings and donates them to people who might not otherwise enjoy the gift of fresh flowers.
Activities co-ordinator Antonio commented: “It has been a wonderful evening. The residents enjoyed dressing up for the occasion and chatting to staff and volunteers from City firms such as Michael Page and Alpha.”
Mrs Azizeh Ghadirian, a resident at Norton House was enthusiastic in her praise of the evening: “The cocktail party was fantastic. The young people who attended were very nice and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with them.
“I am really looking forward to the next one and hopefully my family will be able to come too.”
Cocktails on offer included an exotic fruit punch and a more traditional G&T. Pina Coladas, complete with fancy straws and cocktail umbrellas, also went down a storm.
Volunteer Felicity Bown from the Law Reviews said: “People my age tend to opt for volunteering with children but to me, older people are so much more interesting as they have led such rich and colourful lives.
“The stories that they tell can often be quite humbling. This cocktail party has been a great start to my weekend and I can see the residents have loved it too!”