The residents at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, were treated to a trip to Frankie and Benny’s at Teesside Park for the day.
They attended a pizza party with all the ingredients to make their own Italian creations supplied by the restaurant free of charge.
Over a dozen residents and staff were joined by young adults from social care provider Vision25, which previously delivered shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to the care home in December.
Their perfect pizza creations included a mixture of ham, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers, salami and the usual cheese and tomatoes.
Resident Ken Robinson said: “I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s so nice to do something different.”
Joe Holliday, a member of Vision25, said: “It was fantastic and lovely to see our friends again.”
Kirsty Walsh, activities coordinator at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, said: “Our thanks go to Frankie and Benny’s for hosting an excellent pizza party and supplying the ingredients free of charge.
“Pizza is one of the nation’s favourite dishes and that’s true for the elderly as well. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate a National Pizza Day?
“The residents and young adults from Vision25 all thoroughly enjoyed creating the pizzas and, of course, eating them afterwards. Everyone’s looking forward to next year already.”