Big Lunch on menu at care home for elderly

PUBLISHED: 15:00 31 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:28 20 February 2013

Big Lunch on menu at care home for elderly

Big Lunch on menu at care home for elderly

Residents at Sanctuary Care's Beach Lawns Care Home in Weston-super-Mare are inviting local people to join their party to celebrate The Big Lunch on June 5th

What:Care home invites local residents to join Big Lunch party


Where:Beach Lawns Care Home, 67 Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4BG


When:Sunday, 5th June, 2011 2pm 4pm



Residents at Sanctuary Cares Beach Lawns Care Home in Weston-super-Mare are inviting local people to join their party to celebrate The Big Lunch on June 5th.



The event will include a buffet and a pianist who will be playing tunes on request and inviting visitors to join in a sing-along.



Beach Lawns manager Demelza James said the day would be a great opportunity for people of all ages to socialise and get to know one another.



Demelza said: Our elderly residents have always been a part of the community and this shouldn't have to change once they have moved into a care home.



The Big Lunch has given us a great excuse for a party and a chance for all generations to come together.



Many residents at the home remember attending community parties in their younger days to celebrate events such as VE Day in 1945, the Queens Coronation in 1953 and Prince Charles and Lady Dianas marriage in 1981.



The Big Lunch is an Eden Project initiative that aims to foster community spirit by getting people across the country to have lunch with their neighbours once a year.



Events can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in a back garden or street, to a full-blown party with food, live music and decorations involving street closures.



Tim Smit, head of the Eden Project, said: From small intimate affairs, to full blown street parties with bouncy castles and hog roasts.



Lunches have been held right across the country and our research shows that they really work. People whove taken part feel closer to their neighbours and many find its just the spark that their community needs to bring people together.

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