DEARBORN, Michigan – Nearly 200 residents, family members and guests of Oakwood Common were recently treated to the elegance of Ms. Sue’s English Tea, in honor of Suzanne Couch, a retired administrator. The tradition of hosting an annual Mother’s Day Tea dates back to 1993 when High Tea was served to the ladies of Oakwood Common. Since then, the event has grown in popularity and attendance.
At this year’s celebration, waitresses were dressed as English maids wearing old fashioned smocks and bonnets. They served tea and an assortment of teacakes, light sandwiches, sweets and fresh strawberries. Tables were beautifully decorated with fine china, English teacups and floral centerpieces. Each guest also received a long stem rose.
According to Mary Granata, Oakwood Common’s manager of sales, the annual Mother’s Day Tea is a highlight of the year among residents and staff. A unique flower and ivy centerpiece in the shape of a teapot was also specially created for the event.
About Oakwood Common
Oakwood Common offers one and two bedroom apartments located within a beautiful 29-acre retirement community that includes exquisite landscaping, nature trails and scenic views along the historic Rouge River Gateway in Dearborn. Oakwood Common apartments, available with flexible payment options, offer exceptional amenities for independent living and can be readily customized. Assisted living and a comprehensive rehabilitation and skilled nursing center are also available for those with additional needs. For more information and to arrange tours, call 800-642-4663 or visit www.oakwood.org/oakwoodcommon.