Hillfield Nursing Home, which is based in Elswick and operated by Akari Care, showcased a raft of classic cars for the event – ranging from Volkswagen vans and Beetles to Hillmans and Triumphs – on the care home’s grounds, as well as treated its residents and guests to live 1960s entertainment, from a vintage 45 record player.
Staff from Hillfield wore 1960s fancy dress and residents, guests and members of the community were treated to 60s’ styled food and refreshments.
Kevin Mulvey, home manager at Hillfield Nursing Home, said: “It was nice to have such a fun event. We had plenty of activities organised for the day and the classic cars on the grounds looked fantastic, which really added to the event and allowed our residents to reminisce about their lives in the 1960s.
“Our staff are always looking at ways to engage with the community, and this year’s open day was another fantastic opportunity to do so. I would like to thank everyone who attended, and we are looking forward to hosting further open days in the future.”