Pimms and afternoon tea mark home's Ladies Day

The team at Abbots Wood Manor care home created an Ascot Ladies Day experience for residents.

A care home oganised its own Ladies Day at the races, complete with Pimms, sandwiches and even a visit from a hairdresser.

Residents at Abbots Wood Manor, near Eastbourne, started the day with an appointment with a hairdresser, who made sure they were ready for the celebrations as staff prepared the home's Treetops activities room ready for the day.

After lunch, residents enjoyed the action from Ascot and placed some in-home bets. Regional community relations lead Richard Hollands said the residents had a great time as they backed their winners.“Our Ladies’ Day was a great success – half a dozen residents even wore race day hats. All the betting we did was for glory, not cash, but Peggy and Anne were both delighted to hold winning streaks. It’s the second year we’ve hosted a Ladies’ Day event here, and it’s great to make such a fun thing an annual tradition.”

During the afternoon, the group enjoyed an afternoon tea with sandwiches, cake and Pimms. At one point, the conversation turned to memories of real-life Ascot experiences.

Richard said: “It’s great to hear stories about residents attending these big, grand occasions. One resident recalled her day out at Ascot and the glamour of the event. It’s nice to know that we can bring the spirit of Ascot to Abbots Wood Manor and host such a sociable, fun afternoon.”

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