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Care home swings into action with special 1940s themed day

16 February 2018

Event at Half Acre House Care Home.

A Rochdale care home had a special 1940s themed day to celebrate national Dignity Action Day.

Residents and staff at Half Acre House Care Home on Roch Valley Way enjoyed an afternoon of music, games and entertainment to mark the annual event.

To help celebrate the special day, there was a surprise visit from Armed Forces veterans who joined in the fun by dressing in 1940s attire.

The event underlined Rochdale Borough Council’s commitment, working in partnership with care homes across the borough, to promote and uphold people’s right to dignity.

Half Acre House, which holds themed events for residents and staff throughout the year, was praised for celebrating the day in such an innovative way.

Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, cabinet member for adult care, said: “This was a wonderful event which was a credit to everyone at Half Acre House. It demonstrated how everybody in the community has a role to play in upholding dignity in care. Well done to everyone at the home, and across the borough, who marked this important national day.”

Anita Lewis, owner of Half Acre House Care Home, said: “We are proud of our record of upholding the dignity of our staff and residents so it was only right we marked the event with a special celebration. Everyone embraced the 1940s theme and I was thrilled with how it went. A good time was certainly had by all.”