The sound of Summer – Thorrington care home celebrates National Picnic Week

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A care home in Thorrington hosted a special event to mark National Picnic Week. 

Care UK’s Silversprings, on Tenpenny Hill, hosted an afternoon of fun, complete with live outdoor entertainment from Joe Cartwright, cocktails, and of course, a picnic spread created by the home’s head chef. 


The home was adorned with gingham tablecloths and bunting, especially for the occasion, and residents enjoyed dancing along to classics such as ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Beyond the Sea’.

Joanne Rix, Home Manager at Silversprings, said: “We had a wonderful time celebrating National Picnic Week here at Silversprings.

“Residents have fond memories of going picnicking with family and friends over the years, and it was wonderful to re-live these happy times out in the sunshine and have some fun after what’s been a challenging year. 

“Everyone enjoyed having a cocktail or two, and putting on their dancing shoes for the afternoon. It was a fantastic taste of normality once again, and it was great to see residents still know how to party!” 

Silversprings is a modern care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has a choice of lounges and dining rooms, facilities such as an activity room and hair salon, and plenty of outdoor space to sit and relax.
For more information on Silversprings, please call Customer Relations Manager, Lisa O’Sullivan, on 01206 809173, or email
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Tenpenny Hill, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JG



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  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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