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Love Was In The Air At The Oaks Care Home This Valentine’s Day

The Oaks Care Home in Newtown, Powys celebrated the most romantic night of the year by holding a Valentine’s Ball for its residents.

Staff worked hard to create a special day for everyone in the home, including a number of married couples who live there together.

As well as a special afternoon tea with homemade decorated cookies, there was Love Bingo with prizes to be won, a couple of familiar game shows to take part in and a chance to dress up with the theme of wearing something red.

Jen Roberts, Registered Manager of The Oaks, said: “We had a lovely day for all our residents.

“We handed out roses at the door along with glasses of cranberry fizz in champagne glasses. The ladies had their hair and nails done in the salon and we helped them make red brooches and designed lovely gift bags.

“We asked residents to reminisce about their favourite love songs and we drew up a playlist with numbers by Vera Lynn, Elvis, Billy Joel, Tom Jones and the Welsh Male Choir.

“We finished off with a ball dance and waltz and some karaoke.

“The pandemic has bought enormous challenges for the entire care sector and there hasn’t been a lot to celebrate in lockdown but we thought a Valentine’s Day Ball would be something everyone could look forward to and get involved in. We were delighted with the response we have had from everyone in the home.”