A CARE home transformed into Graceland to mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 89th birthday on 8 January.

Rothsay Grange care home, in Weyhill Road, Andover, was turned into Elvis's famous mansion, Graceland, to celebrate the day.

Staff and residents enjoyed a day of music, fun and dancing to honour the King of Rock and Roll.

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General manager Gemma Hicks said: “Lots of our residents are big Elvis fans and love his music.  We’ve had a fantastic day listening to all his hits, finding out about his early life and what influenced him and watching old Elvis movies, he was such an incredible talent.

"This afternoon we had an Elvis quiz, it is amazing how many songs he recorded.  We all surprised ourselves by how many we remembered!”

Ian, a resident said: “I loved Elvis growing up.  Listening to all his old hits has brought back so many memories.  We’ve all had a brilliant time reminiscing about our dance hall days!”

Rothsay Grange Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers. The care home provides nursing care, residential care, respite care and dementia care.