A afternoon tea party was held at a Northumberland care home to raise awareness of a “friendship line” for the over-60s. The Age UK initiative, named Call in Time, is a free telephone befriending service for matching volunteers with older people.
The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, held an afternoon tea for residents, relatives and friends to highlight the service ahead of its launch in Northumberland in 2018. The home’s staff all dressed in vintage, 1940s tea room uniforms to serve tea, coffee, cakes, muffins and trifle as part of the event.
Resident Pat Whyatt said:
“I had a good afternoon with my friends and it makes up for the miserable weather we’ve had lately.”
Paige Gallagher, activities coordinator at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, said: