CARE home staff in the Dearne Valley put the kettle on and threw open their doors at the weekend.
Sandygate Care Home in Wath, Highgrove Manor Residential Home in Mexborough and Headingley Care Centre in Edlington all took part in National Care Home Open Day.
A time capsule containing residents’ old photos and life stories was buried in the grounds of Highgrove Manor during the event.
At Headingley Park, Edlington town Mayor Frank Arrowsmith was the guest of honour and balloons were launched in memory of the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London.
Care Home Open Day is a national drive encouraging care homes to invite in people living nearby and build stronger links in their communities.