First World War commemorative tea party

Cordia host afternoon tea party for service users commemorating the first World War 
On Thursday 17 August, we hosted our annual afternoon tea party at KG Café in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for home care service users who are in their 100th year or older.

The event was part of our four-year plan commemorating the First World War centenary.

Guests on the day included 10 service users who were born during the First World War. The day was a little more special for one service user, Elizabeth Brogan, who was celebrating her 101st birthday.

The group, with a combined age of 1000, featured three aged 99, five centenarians, 101-year-old Elizabeth and the oldest guest aged 102.

The service users were joined by Glasgow’s Deputy Lord Provost Phil Pratt, Cordia director of services Andy Clark and head of care services Frances McMeeking.

The Deputy Lord Provost addressed the group before joining them for afternoon tea provided by our Encore team.
Each guest received a commemorative pack which included replica postcards, stamps and other common items from during the First World War.

Frances McMeeking, head of care services commented: “It’s an honour to host these wonderful citizens, each of whom is a credit to us all.

As an organisation, we are committed to commemorating the First World War and we acknowledge the bravery of the men and women from Glasgow that have allowed us to enjoy the freedoms we have today.

On behalf of everyone at Cordia we hope each of our service users and their guests have thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”