This weekend we hosted a traditional Indian birthday party for the daughter of one of our residents at the Care Centre in Telford.
Sara Kaur, daughter of Sikh resident Gurdev Kaur wanted to have a birthday party that her elderly mother could attend and the logical option was to hold her party at the care home, effectively bringing the party to her.
The party started in the afternoon with ten members of Gurdev’s family attending and residents from the home coming along to the celebrations. The family wanted to invite all of the residents to join in, especially as many of them will have never experienced an Indian birthday party before.
Bright decorations were placed around the home in spirit of the religion where colour plays a large part. Traditional food was provided for all to try, including samosas, spring rolls and bhajees with the home also putting on a BBQ outside so there was something suited to everyone’s taste.
Entertainment was also provided by singing duo Bond Entertainment who sang a variety of songs as requested by the residents, alongside Bollywood music and Indian dancing.
Just as family traditions are important to us at Morris Care, upholding tradition is important in Sikhism and so some of the Care Centre staff dressed in Indian saris in respect of the family’s tradition.
We very much enjoyed hosting the party and giving our residents an opportunity to experience something a little different of a Saturday afternoon, as well as bringing the family together for this special occasion.