CARE homes in South Yorkshire threw a joint celebration for the Queen’s 92nd birthday and National Care Home Open Day.
Hill Care Group homes across the region opened their doors and organised special activities and events for visitors and residents.
At Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street in Parkgate, Rotherham, residents and staff dressed as royalty to welcome visitors, while husband and wife singing duo Alan and Sue Mosely kept everyone entertained.
The event was also a welcoming party for the home’s new manager, Luke Owens.
Among those at the care home was Rotherham Deputy Mayor Cllr Alan Buckley and his wife Sandra, alongside Chairman of Dalton Parish Council Richard Gledhall.
Marie Curie volunteers Sue Pearson and June Stanley held a tombola for visitors and donated a Union Jack cake for the event.
Other visitors included members of community charity Rotherfed, Rotherham Hospice and local businesses.
At Deangate Care Home, on Towngate, Mapplewell in Barnsley, residents and staff donned red, white and blue for the day.
They enjoyed afternoon tea with homemade cupcakes while The X Factor contestant Alan Turner provided entertainment.
Wendy Waddicor, managing director of the Hill Care Group, said: “All our care homes came up with brilliant, unique and interesting activities for National Care Home Open Day.
“The theme of this year’s event was Linking Communities and we were delighted to welcome so many visitors to our homes, as community is so important to our residents and staff.”