PEOPLE living at a Stalybridge care home played a full part in marking the International Day of Older Persons.
Millbrook Care Home was the centre of plenty of activity as the United Nations-sanctioned event.
Communication was key on Friday, October 1 as the Complex Care Team from the Dukinfield, Mossley and Stalybridge Primary Care Network led the day.
Residents read letters of kindness from the Tameside Youth Justice Service and some have started to write notes to send back to the children.
The Tameside Youth Forum also plans to visit the care home in the coming weeks with children planting some more flowers in the garden with the residents.
As well as communication, with the theme for this year being Digital Equity for All Ages, nature and the future also played a part.
Nature in the form of locally-produced vegetables donated by the Allotment Café in Mossley, as well as home-made bird houses and feeders from the Youth Justice Service and plants donated by DB Nurseries in Hyde.
The care home made a hearty soup for dinner with the locally produced vegetables for the residents to enjoy and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Michael Glover.
New life came in the form of new plants being put into the care home’s garden for the residents to watch grow.
Jennifer Crozier, complex care nurse, said: “It was such a special day, you could see the happiness and smiles on the ladies’ faces and it made me feel so proud to be a part of this team and a part of supporting this care home.
“The relationships that will be built following this with the children and the residents are going to be amazing, the ladies are so happy to receive the letters of kindness. One lady has written back and wants to be a pen pal.”